Archive for August, 2016

Information Circular No 18/2016: Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

PDFORRA has submitted a claim to the Department of Defence seeking the amendment of DFR A 11. This claim seeks to provide for the ability of eligible personnel to avail of Paternity Leave in accordance with the Paternity Leave Act 2016. The aforementioned Act states that: All employees must have their paternity leave certified by […]

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Information Circular No 17/2016: Medical Card – Reduced Rate of USC

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

PDFORRA members should be aware that if they are in possession of a full Medical Card they are entitled to pay a reduced rate of USC. Universal Social Charge (USC) is a tax on income that replaced both the income levy and the health levy. Since the start of 2016, Universal Social Charge is payable […]

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Information Circular No 16/2016: Increase in UK Course Allowance Rates

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

In line with the movement of the British Retail Price Increase (BRPI) by 2.4% and consequential upon the application of Conciliation Council Report No. 87, the UK Course Allowance rates are to be increased. The table hereunder sets out the new and old rates:   Location Old Rate Stg New Rate Stg Military Staff College, […]

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