Domestic subsistence increase next week
Domestic subsistence increase next week
by Bernard Harbor

The standard domestic subsistence ‘day rates’ paid to civil servants who are out of the office on business are to increase by 10% from Monday (1st July). The ‘five hour rate’ will increase from €14.01 to €15.41, while the ‘ten-hour rate’ goes up from €33.61 to €36.97.

The changes come on foot of a regular union-management review of the rates, which takes account of inflation in cafes, restaurants, takeaways and fast food outlets, plus – for the overnight rate only – accommodation costs.

No increase is sanctioned if the relevant consumer price index-measured increases come in below 5%. This means there will be no increase in overnight rates, because inflation in accommodation costs – which make up the lion’s share of the calculation – were relatively low.

A circular published this week gives effect to the increases, which will then be applied across the public service.

Read the General Council report HERE.

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