Public Sector pensions: Some things you won’t hear every day…
The SBP notes that:
A quarter of public service pensioners receive a pension of only €5,000 annually, according to government documents.
Documents obtained by The Sunday Business Post under Freedom of Information legislation revealed that almost half of all public service pensioners get a pension of about €10,000 or €11,000 annually.
Though it immediately contradicts the spirit of itself by going on to note that:
However, despite large numbers of public service pensioners getting relatively modest pensions, the documents indicated that the average public service pension is about €30,000, which indicates that a percentage of public service pensioners are drawing considerably larger annual pensions.
Yes it does. But look again at the figures, about 50 per cent of PS pensioners get €10-11k per annum. 25 per cent get €5k per annum. That’s 75 per cent.
Wouldn’t it make for a much less provocative line in relation to ‘average…
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