Bogus self-employment report shows serious losses to Revenue – Burton

04 February 2018

Commenting on the Government’s long-awaited publication of the report into bogus self-employment, Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton TD has said that Revenue could lose up to €60 million because of bogus self-employment.

Deputy Burton commented: 

“When I was Minister for Social Protection I commissioned this report into bogus self-employment because of representations from a number of sources including the Irish Congress of Trade Unions who were concerned that workers were being forced into bogus self employment.

“I am aware from my time as Minister that the Revenue Commissioner and the Department of Social Protection are very concerned about this issue but the current Government have shown no appetite to address the issue.

“Not alone is there the loss of up to €60 million a year to the exchequer but many workers lose absolutely vital social welfare entitlements later in life as a consequence off being treated as self employed.

“This report confirms just how serious this problem is in losses to the exchequer.”

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