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Laura Bambrick
Policy wonk. Data driven. News addict. Social Policy Officer with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU). Usual disclaimers apply.
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Department of Finance 2h
The Department of Finance has today published the Budget 2020 Tax Strategy group Papers. Read the 12 papers in full here:
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Laura Bambrick 5h
Replying to @Eoin_Hayes
Ictu’s preference is a public fund. But, the international evidence is profit-for-members master trusts deliver v.good returns for workers, which we are exploring. There is no ring-fenced pension pot. Pensions are day-to-day spending paid out of the tax take.
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Laura Bambrick 5h
Replying to @DubLoony
You are not alone. Many people who have a supplementary pension have it because it was foisted on them as part of their contract of employment, thankfully!
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Laura Bambrick 5h
Replying to @Eoin_Hayes
The CPA has yet to be established - design details from our submission here👇🏻Govt proposing that commercial pension providers tender to become approved providers. Each must offer 4 products - high, midi, low risk and default. No guidelines in consultation on what to/not invest in
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Laura Bambrick 6h
My glossy mag spread😍 A quick explainer of auto-enrolment, the most radical shake-up of pension policy since the 1908 Act introduced the non-contributory State Pension of 5 shillings per week for all citizens aged 70+ of “good character”!
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Irish Congress(ICTU) 7h
Ictu are delighted to partner with to urge outdoor workers to be during the summer months, and reduce their risk of skin cancer Here’s doing their bit to remind their members 😎
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Laura Bambrick 20h
Really interesting piece on declining life expectancy in poorer parts of Scotland and the UK. Not a statistical blip, confirms ONS
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OECD Statistics Jul 16
The area rate increased to 68.7% in Q1 2019, driven entirely by an increase in the female employment rate (up 0.2 percentage point to 61.4%). More 👉
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Laura Bambrick Jul 16
Replying to @APTIreland
Yay, I’ve found my tribe 😁
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Laura Bambrick Jul 15
Arrived back to the office after a day of meetings to find this treasure trove left on my desk from a policy history kindred spirit 😍 My evening plans are sorted!
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Laura Bambrick Jul 14
Really no need to get shirty. RTÉ should highlight external funding sources of content to its readers... I think it’s necessary.
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Laura Bambrick Jul 14
To check for bias you need to compare the odds of reject, revise & resubmit, and accept & publish for pitches from academics from donor and non-donor institutes.
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Laura Bambrick Jul 14
3 out of 4 academics from ‘sponsoring’ institutions do. Pretty high odds! That said, having read the SBP article earlier I hightailed it over to the Brainstorm site to check if I qualified to pitch - I don’t ☹️
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Laura Bambrick Jul 14
Thx for the thread. As a reader of Brainstorm when they pop up in my TL, I did find myself on occasion wondering why RTÉ looked to an academic if they were ‘inviting’ an outsider’s perspective. I want to know when content is pay to play, even if platform retains editorial rights.
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Laura Bambrick Jul 14
These proposals to tackle bogus self-employment are ex-post/ after the fact measures. Real reform requires ex-ante/ before the event measures eg end employers right to classify the employee status (self-employed/ employee) of their workforce with Revenue.
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Laura Bambrick Jul 13
Replying to @SiobhandeP
Yeah, yeah. But, I now see I’m right about too much length having been cut off my hair!
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Laura Bambrick Jul 13
Super impressive. I’m in awe 🙌🏻
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The Labour Party Jul 13
"It would take a worker on the average industrial wage 230 years to earn the annual wages of some of Ireland's highest paid CEOs." - tells
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Laura Bambrick Jul 13
Replying to @SiobhandeP
Another “no brainier” - don’t shop in COS, their “functional” designs look likely maternity wear!!
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Anna Heverin Jul 13
Great to hear from opening up the next panel on ‘Breaking the chains of poverty’
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