Ripple effect of cuts to civil service expenses to hit private sector staff

Workers who get expenses for travel and subsistence are facing lower payments or increased benefit-in-kind taxes, after a government move on expenses in the civil service.

14th March, 2009

Workers who get expenses for travel and subsistence are facing lower payments or increased benefit-in-kind taxes, after a government move on expenses in the civil service.

Civil servants were last week told that their travel and subsistence rates would be cut by 25 per cent across the board, as part of government cost-cutting measures. However, the move has repercussions for private sector and semi-state workers, as the Revenue Commissioners allow employers to pay travel and...

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