Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Questions (1152)

Peter Burke

Question:

1152. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated impact on the public pay bill by the introduction of a 15.75% rate of employer's PRSI on portion of salaries over €100,000; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4180/20]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The estimated impact on the public sector pay bill by the introduction of a 15.75% rate of employer PRSI on portion of salaries over €100,000 is approximately €16 million.

This estimate does not take into account any possible changes in employer or employee behaviour arising from changing the rate of employer PRSI contribution. Nor does it take into consideration any of the impacts arising from the measures being taken to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.