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Written Answers - Public Sector Staff

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 755 No. 1

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 95.  Deputy Michael McGrath Information on Michael McGrath Zoom on Michael McGrath  asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform in view of Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin  the fact that the number of persons expected to leave the public service at the end of February 2012 is now known, if he will provide details of the estimated gross salary saving in 2012; the additional pension costs that will be incurred in 2012; the amount of the lump sums that will be paid in 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7424/12]

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Brendan Howlin): Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin The Government’s public service numbers target for 2012 is 294,000. It is estimated that meeting this target will yield gross Exchequer pay bill savings of €400m in 2012 over the 2011 estimate of €15.7bn. The Budget 2012 allocation for public service pensions is €3bn, an increase of €100m over the REV 2011 estimate. The Budget 2012 allocation for lump sum payments to public service retirees this year is €600m.


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