Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Ceisteanna (123)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

123. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 153 of 9 July 2019, if there have been further hires and or additional personnel recruited by the Revenue Commissioners to deal with Brexit-related challenges; if so, the detail of same by staff grade and county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37119/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

In September 2018, the Government granted approval in principle for the phased recruitment of an additional 600 Revenue staff to meet the challenges posed by Brexit.  Following the Government decision in December 2018 to give greater priority to preparations for a no deal Brexit, it was agreed to accelerate Revenue’s recruitment plans. I am advised by Revenue that it has appointed an additional 106 staff to customs related roles in preparation for Brexit since 9 July 2019, details of these staff are included in the following two tables.

Table 1: Additional staff assigned in preparation for Brexit from 9/7/19 to 16/9/19 by grade.

Grade/Year

HEO/AO

EO

CO

Total

Total

3

7

96

106

Table 2: Additional staff assigned in preparation for Brexit from 9/7/19 to 16/9/19 by location. 

Location

Total

Dublin

84

Leinster (excluding Dublin and Louth)

3

Munster

7

BMW (in Donegal, Galway, Louth, Sligo)

12

Total

106

I am advised by Revenue that it will have in place the full additional 600 staff approved by Government by 31 October 2019.