Saturday 25 March 2017

It's time to force reform on public sector

I read recently that 70pc of the tax take is spent on public sector pay and pensions. Surely now the time has come to force reform on the public sector?

Why not leave the Croke Park agreement in place, apply a 15pc "income and job security" levy on public sector pay and public sector pension payments, and promise to reduce the 15pc tax to zero by 2014, provided the reforms are in place by then.

Only incentives like these will accelerate the reform process.

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