http://www.irishtimes.com/business/personal-finance/self-employed-to-get-sick-pay-for-first-time-from-december-1.3298310

356,000 Self Employed to become entitled to long-term illness benefit

 

The Government is moving towards granting sick pay to self employed individuals in cases of serious illness or injury. This will significantly ease the burden when such events strike. See more in The Irish Times article here:

 

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/personal-finance/self-employed-to-get-sick-pay-for-first-time-from-december-1.3298310

New subsistence rates from 1 July, 2015

The Revenue Commissioners have updated the Civil Service subsistence rate applicable from 1 July, 2015.

The rate for absences from the normal place of work for one day in excess of 10 hours has remained unchanged (€33.61), however the rate for absences between 5 and 10 hours has increased by 30c to €14.01 per day.

The overnight rates have increased.

All the rates applicable from 1 July, 2015 can be found on the Revenue’s IT 54 Employees’ Subsistence Expenses leaflet.

Maintenance of correct records is essential when claiming Civil Service subsistence rates.

Please contact our office for further details on 0402 29376