Thursday, 8 November 2012

Ceisteanna (211)

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

211. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will set out in tabular form, the gross receipts from employee and employer PRSI for each year from 2007 to 2011; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49276/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table.

Social Insurance Fund (SIF) - PRSI Receipts 2007-2011

-

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

-

€000

€000

€000

€000

€000

Employer

5,762,011

5,944,892

5,290,403

5,000,275

5,460,786

Employee

1,539,147

1,633,708

1,559,416

1,377,140

1,617,352

Self-Employed *

420,852

405,582

314,787

330,603

348,342

Total **

7,722,010

7,984,182

7,164,606

6,708,018

7,426,480

* People who are self-employed also pay PRSI contributions and have in the interests of completeness been included in this table.

** The total represents PRSI receipts only and is exclusive of any amounts collected and paid to the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Department of Education and Skills in respect of Health Contributions and the National Training Levy, respectively.

Following the introduction of the Universal Social Charge, Health Contributions received, which prior to 1 January 2011 were payable to the HSE, are now retained as SIF income in accordance Section 15 of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2010. The amount received in 2011 in respect of past years was €115.257 million.