Why some spouses did not see any change after the levy stopped

We have had a few enquires from pensioners who did not receive an increase recently. The explanation is that a spouse whose partner died before the Noonan levy was applied did not have to pay the levy and consequently restoration does not apply.In the case of spouses whose partners died during the years when the levy did apply … Read moreWhy some spouses did not see any change after the levy stopped

Brid Smith proposed bill for retired employees rights

Important proposed amendments to the existing Industrial Relations legislation ––––––––––– Industrial Relations (Provisions in Respect of Pension Entitlements of Retired Workers) Bill 2020 ––––––––––– Mar a tionscnaíodh As initiated ––––––––––– Page 1 of 17 Section 1. Definition ––––––––––– Industrial Relations (Provisions in Respect of Pension Entitlements of Retired Workers) Bill 2020 ––––––––––– Mar a tionscnaíodh … Read moreBrid Smith proposed bill for retired employees rights

Letter to Paschal Donohue. Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform.

RTE RETIRED STAFF ASSOCIATION rtersa2018@gmail.com PO Box 12250 Dublin 41 Wesley Heights D16 AV81 Dear Minister Donohoe, I am writing to you in my capacity as Chairperson of the RTE Retired Staff Association. We represent the 1500+ members of the RTE Defined Benefit Superannuation Scheme. We only became aware recently that the scheme sponsor (RTE) … Read moreLetter to Paschal Donohue. Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform.

Paschal Donohoe has blocked our pension increase

I regret to to inform our members that the Department of Finance / Public Expenditure and their Minister have now formally refused to approve the increase in pensions-in-payment, applied for in 2018, after a lengthy delay and notwithstanding that this increase was previously recommended both by the Trustees and by the Sponsor, RTÉ, and that … Read morePaschal Donohoe has blocked our pension increase

Pension Ombudsman comments on Levy

Pension levy on private sector not always ‘fair’. Pensions Ombudsman Paul Kenny says in “most cases”, the effect of the reduction in payment would “last for the lifetime of the pensioner”. The Pensions Ombudsman has told the Oireachtas finance committee that the Government’s imposition of a 0.6 per cent levy on private sector pension schemes … Read morePension Ombudsman comments on Levy