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Gross total expenditure for public service to amount to €53bn for 2014

Revised estimates are required to be published before the end of 2013.

Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform
Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform
Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

THE REVISED ESTIMATES for the public services were published today with the gross total expenditure for 2014 amounting to €53, 987 billion.

Of this, the gross current spend is €49.6 billion – split between non-pay expenditure which is €32.2 billion and pay and pensions, which is €17.4 billion. Gross capital spend is €3.3 billion for the year.


In a statement from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform said that certain adjustments had been made in respect to the HSE and the establishment of the Child and Family Agency.

€537 million current and €6.8 million capital will transfer from the HSE to the new Agency, while an additional €47 million has also been included for the HSE, being largely offset by savings in the Department of Social Protection.

According to the revised estimates there is a sum of €132.6 million being carried over in capital savings from 2013 and is available for spending in 2014 under the multi-annual capital envelopes carryover facility.

The breakdown of expenditure can be seen below:

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The  expenditure breakdown for pay and pensions can be seen in the chart below:


To view the full report on the revised estimates for the public services, click here.

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