Written answers

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Public Sector Staff

Photo of Cathal CroweCathal Crowe (Clare, Fianna Fail)
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192. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will adjust travel and accommodation expenses for employees of the public sector to reflect the fact that petrol, diesel and accommodation costs have risen considerably in recent months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32388/22]

Photo of Michael McGrathMichael McGrath (Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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As the Deputy may be aware, motor travel rates were last reviewed in 2017 and the current rates are set out in Circular 05/2017: Motor Travel Rates.

Day and overnight subsistence rates were last reviewed in December 2021 and the current rates are set out in Circular 23/2021.

The rates are currently being reviewed by my officials and work is ongoing on devising new rates reflecting current input costs.  Proposals for revised rates will be discussed, as per existing agreements, with staff representative associations.

It is anticipated that discussions will take place shortly with staff representative associations with a view to seeking early agreement.

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