Department outlines case to cap or cut pay of top public servants

Ireland“A cap or cut in pay at the top level of the public sector could send a positive signal to the international investment community, the Department of Finance has said. In a submission to the group asked by the Government to examine top-level salaries, the department also warns that any increase in pay for those at the top could have a damaging effect on the public finances. It says that while the overall wage bill for senior management was ‘fairly small’, pay developments at the top level could have knock-on effects for those on lower grades …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 2 September]

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply