Update on Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2017


On July 6 the Department of Social Protection published the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill.  Unexpectedly, the Bill does not include references to the employer debt proposal or to the proposal to include a 12 month notice period on employers seeking to cease contributions to DB schemes or to the provisions relating to equal pension treatment.  While not included in the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill, it is currently anticipated that these provisions will be revisited during the debates on the Bill in the next Dáil session.

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