Written answers

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Public Sector Pay

Photo of Róisín ShortallRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats)
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223. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount allocated in 2021 for public sector pay increases and the part of this that has been earmarked to address pay issues in the section 39 sector. [43535/20]

Photo of Michael McGrathMichael McGrath (Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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The Public Service Stability Agreement is due to expire at end-2020. Within Budget 2021, the following allocations were made to cover the carryover costs associated with changes implemented on 1 October 2020:

- €276m is allocated in the Budget Estimates for the carryover cost of the 2% increase in public service salaries.

- €37m is allocated in the Budget estimates for the restoration of certain allowances reduced under Financial Emergency Legislation.

These allocations cover Exchequer and non – Exchequer funded public servants.

Matters pertainintg to Section 39 sector organisations fall within the remit of my colleague the Minister for Heatlh to address.


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