Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (322)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

322. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the costs paid to companies (details supplied) for projects each was engaged by her Department in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; the reason each was engaged; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29436/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

Details of contracts between my Department and the companies in question in the years 2015 to 2019 are set out in the tables below.

2019 Contracts

Company

Purpose of Contract

Value of Contract

KPMG

Provision of Brexit-related advisory content

TBC

2018 Contracts

Company

Purpose of Contract

Value of Contract

PWC

Developed an information guide for SME’s on currency risk

€9,270

KPMG

Benchmarking of Personal Injury Awards

€43,050

Mazars

Financial and Governance Analysis of certain Credit Co-operatives

€44,280

Arthur Cox

Legal fees

€1,899

2017 Contracts

Company

Purpose of Contract

Value of Contract

KPMG

Ireland and Scaling SMEs - An assessment of Ireland’s tax environment for scaling SMEs and new entrepreneurial businesses

€61,500. Costs shared with Enterprise Ireland and IDA

Mazars LLP

Forensic Accountancy related to casework in the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement

€189,014

Arthur Cox

Legal fees

€27,525

2016 Contracts

Company

Purpose of Contract

Value of Contract

Mazars LLP

Advice on taxation of payments

€11,047

Arthur Cox

Legal advice

€4,449

2015 Contracts

Company

Purpose of Contract

Value of Contract

Mazars LLP

Forensic Accountancy related to casework in the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement

€178,733

Arthur Cox

Prosecution fees

€844