Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna (408)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

408. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the different income streams directly paid by persons to her Department or agencies under her remit, such as motor tax; the number of persons making annual payments; the value of same; the number of payments made through staged or increment payments; the value of same; the additional income generated as a result of payments being made on an incremental basis; if incremental payments are not available, the reason for same; the corresponding figures for 1999 and 2009; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30847/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

Several of the Department’s Offices, such as the Companies Registration Office, the Patents Office and the Employment Permits area of the Department provide services to the public with a fee generation element.  These fee charges are to cover the economic cost of the State providing the service to the public. These fee charges are recorded as Appropriations-in-Aid (A&As) in the annual Appropriation Account for the Department. 

Typically, the Department will generate in the region of €50m in A&As [or Receipts] per annum from Offices’ fee generation and other sources, such as pension related deductions and the pension levy on staff. The actual level of such receipts being returned to the Exchequer is usually dependent on the level of economic activity being undertaken in the economy.

It does not appear that any of the A&As received by my Department fall under the scope of the Deputy's question. Details of the of the most recently published AinAs, as per the 2017 Appropriation Account, are set out in the following table. Should the Deputy wish to receive further information on any of the specific income streams listed this can be provided.  

Appropriations-in-aid 2017

 

 € '000

Employment Rights and Industrial Relations

 

 

1

Receipts from the Social Insurance Fund

2

Employment permit fees

7,670

3

Employment agency licences

378

4

WRC fixed penalty notices

7

5

WRC court award costs

19

Insurance and Company Law

 

 

6

Companies Registration Office

19,560

7

Registry of Friendly Societies

57

Trade, Competition and Market Rights

 

 

8

Receipts under the Trade Marks Act 1963 and Patents Act 1964

9,353

9

Occasional trading licences

10

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

535

11

Merger notifications

576

Other

 

 

12

ODCE legal

9

13

Local enterprise development

14

Miscellaneous

713

15

Enterprise policy a

3,189

16

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission b

1,130

17

IAASA pay refund

18

PIAB pay and superannuation

1,207

19

HSA superannuation

481

20

Temporary Loan Guarantee Scheme

584

21

Expert Group on Future Skills Needs

343

22

Receipts from pension  related deduction on public service remuneration

6,731

 

Total

52,542

a

Enterprise Policy shows amounts received from the Enterprise agencies in relation to staff pension contributions. The agencies are Intertrade Ireland, IDA, EI and SFI.

 

b

Receipts under this line are in part-recoupment of the expenditure under subhead C.8.