Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (198)

Catherine Connolly


198. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Finance the estimated cost to recruit 40 additional audit and compliance staff at AO level for the Revenue Commissioners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27785/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

It is estimated that the full year cost of recruiting 40 additional audit and compliance staff at Administrative Officer (AO) level would be approximately €2.6 million.

This figure is calculated based on the mid-point of the current Administrative Officer salary scale, which is €41,791 per annum; and in line with guidance on the calculation of staff costs including the estimation of attributable overheads, as outlined in ‘The Public Spending Code: E. Technical References: E-01 ’, prepared by the Central Expenditure Evaluation Unit of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, which can be viewed at the following link: https://publicspendingcode.per.gov.ie/e-01-calculation-of-staff-costs/.