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#Pension Levy

# pension-levy - Monday 22 May, 2017

Poll: Should the pension levy be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the pension levy be scrapped?

Talks between government and unions will attempt to provide a follow up deal to the Landsdowne Road Agreement.

# pension-levy - Friday 29 May, 2015

Progress reported after a late, late night at the public sector pay talks

The exact details are still being hammered out.

# pension-levy - Monday 27 April, 2015

Public or private sector workers - who actually came out worse in the recession?

New figures shine a light on the pay gap after the swingeing cuts of 2010.

# pension-levy - Sunday 28 December, 2014

What is the 0.15% pension levy being spent on?

Fianna Fáil aren’t happy with the Government’s answer.

# pension-levy - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Good news if you have a private pension: The levy is on its way out

The levy will be reduced from 2015 and will be abolished at the end of next year.

# pension-levy - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Opinion: The pension levy has met its objectives... so why are we keeping it?

There appears to be no rationale or explanation for the continuation of the levy, other than the fact that it is an easy income generator for the Government.

# pension-levy - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Union welcomes Howlin’s plans to slowly reverse public sector pay cuts

Impact said that the move is welcome, and agreed that it should be a gradual process.

# pension-levy - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Column: Clarity is needed on the pension levy 'jobs initiatives' claim

The Government’s inaction on pensions begs the question of whether it has a long-term strategy for pensions at all, writes Samantha McConnell.

# pension-levy - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

New legislation to protect pensioners with defined benefit schemes

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton received approval for the Bill today, which she says leaves the State pension completely unaffected.

# pension-levy - Friday 1 March, 2013

Public workers have 18 months to retire on 'peak' pay

Staff who retire before August 2014 will receive pensions based on the salary they had before the ‘Croke Park 2′ pay cuts.

# pension-levy - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Top judges face 23pc pay cut if referendum is passed - Shatter

The minister publishes draft legislation to cut judges’ pay, which will be enacted if the public approves October’s referendum.

# pension-levy - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Cabinet approves autumn referendum on allowing pay cuts for judges Referendum This post contains a poll

Cabinet approves autumn referendum on allowing pay cuts for judges

The Cabinet approves plans for a public vote on removing the safeguard for judges’ pay, alongside the Presidential election.

# pension-levy - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

Pension levy is a tax on those who have prepared for the future, says IBEC

The employers’ group says pension and benefit schemes are in serious danger and is urging the government to reconsider the pension levy. The levy forms part of the government jobs initiative.

# pension-levy - Friday 6 May, 2011

Government may levy private pensions to pay for jobs budget

The Irish Association of Pension Funds says a new levy on private pensions would be tantamount to a ‘stealth tax’.

# pension-levy - Sunday 24 April, 2011

Details of jobs initiative emerge but government 'has no idea how many jobs it will create'

Reports in today’s Sunday papers give more details about next month’s planned jobs initiative but there are doubts about how many jobs it will create.

# pension-levy - Thursday 6 January, 2011