Written answers

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Departmental Data

Photo of Denis NaughtenDenis Naughten (Roscommon-Galway, Independent)
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408. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the different income streams directly paid by persons to her Department or agencies under her remit, such as motor tax; the number of persons making annual payments; the value of same; the number of payments made through staged or increment payments; the value of same; the additional income generated as a result of payments being made on an incremental basis; if incremental payments are not available, the reason for same; the corresponding figures for 1999 and 2009; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30847/19]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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Several of the Department’s Offices, such as the Companies Registration Office, the Patents Office and the Employment Permits area of the Department provide services to the public with a fee generation element.  These fee charges are to cover the economic cost of the State providing the service to the public. These fee charges are recorded as Appropriations-in-Aid (A&As) in the annual Appropriation Account for the Department. 

Typically, the Department will generate in the region of €50m in A&As [or Receipts] per annum from Offices’ fee generation and other sources, such as pension related deductions and the pension levy on staff. The actual level of such receipts being returned to the Exchequer is usually dependent on the level of economic activity being undertaken in the economy.

It does not appear that any of the A&As received by my Department fall under the scope of the Deputy's question. Details of the of the most recently published AinAs, as per the 2017 Appropriation Account, are set out in the following table. Should the Deputy wish to receive further information on any of the specific income streams listed this can be provided.  

Appropriations-in-aid 2017€ '000
Employment Rights and Industrial Relations
1Receipts from the Social Insurance Fund
2Employment permit fees7,670
3Employment agency licences378
4WRC fixed penalty notices7
5WRC court award costs19
Insurance and Company Law
6Companies Registration Office19,560
7Registry of Friendly Societies57
Trade, Competition and Market Rights
8Receipts under the Trade Marks Act 1963 and Patents Act 19649,353
9Occasional trading licences
10Competition and Consumer Protection Commission535
11Merger notifications576
12ODCE legal9
13Local enterprise development
15Enterprise policy a3,189
16Competition and Consumer Protection Commission b1,130
17IAASA pay refund
18PIAB pay and superannuation1,207
19HSA superannuation481
20Temporary Loan Guarantee Scheme584
21Expert Group on Future Skills Needs343
22Receipts from pension  related deduction on public service remuneration6,731
aEnterprise Policy shows amounts received from the Enterprise agencies in relation to staff pension contributions. The agencies are Intertrade Ireland, IDA, EI and SFI.
bReceipts under this line are in part-recoupment of the expenditure under subhead C.8.


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