Minister for Social Welfare
the amount of money paid by self-employed people, including farmers, under the PRSI social insurance scheme since 1988.
Minister for Social Welfare (Proinsias De Rossa):
PRSI for the self-employed was introduced with effect from 6 April 1988. The social insurance element of the PRSI rate was set at 3 per cent for the 1988-89 tax year, at 4 per cent for the 1989-90 tax year and at 5 per cent for the 1990-91 and subsequent tax years. The amount paid into the Social Insurance Fund by self-employed people, including farmers, for the years 1988 to 1994 is set out hereunder.
(a) Represents the period from April to December only, and (b) provisional figure.