No reason’ why RTÉ cannot reveal penalty paid over bogus self-employed staff
Mon, 24 May, 2021 – 20:15 Cianan Brennan
RTÉ is coming under pressure from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to clarify how much it has paid in reparations for retaining 80 workers on bogus self-employment contracts.
The chair of the PAC says there is “absolutely no reason” thy the state broadcaster cannot clarify how much it paid Revenue. Last month, RTÉ said it was not in a position to provide this information, which related to at least 80 RTÉ staff, who had been retained as freelancers but should have been offered direct contracts.
Sinn Féin TD and Chair of the Public Accounts Committee Brian Stanley has criticised RTÉ for not clarifying the financial implications of the settlement. File Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins