Budget 2011 Public Sector Pension Cuts

Public Service Pension Cuts in Budget 2011

An overall cut of 4% in public service pensions will be applied  to all existing beneficiaries

The first €12,000 of public service pension will not be affected . Annual public service pensions above this level will be reduced in accordance with the following rates and bands:

First 12,000    0%

Between 12,001 and 24,000          6%

Between 24,001 and 60,000         9%

Balance above 60,001              12%

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Examples of reductions :

Someone on a pension of 12000 or less will have no cut.

A public service pension of   €15,000  will be cut by € 80  or 1.2%.

Someone in receipt of €25,000 will now be on €810  less – which is a cut of 3.2%.
A €30,000 pension will take a 4.2% cut  down to €28740

Someone on a pension of  €80,000 will drop down by  6,360 to €73,640 ( 8.0%)