Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (90)

Noel Grealish

Question:

90. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Finance if the interdepartmental report on pensions simplification has been referred to him for sign-off; the date of proposed publication of the report; if there will be a consultation period subsequent to the publication; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48110/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

The Interdepartmental Pensions Reform and Taxation Group (IDPRTG) is chaired by the Department of Finance and includes members from the Departments of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER); Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP); the Revenue Commissioners and the Pensions Authority. The Group was tasked with a number of actions from the Government's Roadmap for Pensions Reform 2018-2023 and has prepared a draft report on various pensions matters, including inter alia consideration of reform and simplification of the existing supplementary pensions landscape.

The Group have prepared a report which represents a significant piece of work in this broad policy area and this report has very recently been submitted to me. As this is a complex and detailed piece of work, I will have to carefully consider its contents before taking any decisions, including publication of the report.