The largest single payment went to 13 councillors in Newport who received pounds 260,000 but with employers' national insurance contributions
the cost to the public purse was pounds 293,000.
An ONS spokesman said: 'The revisions are due to a shortfall in the data on National Insurance contributions
supplied for the calculation of the Tax and Price Index.
The simple fact is that 88pc of small firms are seeing their energy bills rise by up to 15pc, and they are not getting this back in national insurance contributions
,'' said Roland Sherwood, the FSB Welsh policy chairman.
The one per cent rise in national insurance contributions
(NICs) has kicked in and the race is one to find ways of offsetting it by saving tax in other areas.
CONTROVERSIAL increases to National Insurance contributions
,designed to raise billions of pounds for the NHS,came into effect yesterday.
He is critical in tone of Nick Bourne's opposition to Gordon Brown's increase in National Insurance contributions
before stressing the need ``to create jobs and encourage the growth of an enterprise culture''.
Claire Jeavons, from the tax office, said: "If you want to know more about self assessment, get an explanation of your tax code or have a basic query about National Insurance contributions
, make a date with us - no appointment is necessary.
Peter Wall, who owns heat resistant products maker WG Eaton, said people will only accept increases in National Insurance contributions
if they bring better railways, hospitals and schools.
MORE than half of the British public do not think the extra money generated from the imminent increase in National Insurance contributions
will be well spent, a survey has revealed.
Shadow Welsh Secretary Nigel Evans said, ``The spending review has given millions of pounds to Wales in one hand but the Government has taken it away in the other through National Insurance contributions
VSO pays air fares and National Insurance contributions
for volunteers, who also get a small salary.
One in five firms is planning to lay off workers to help pay for the imminent increase in National Insurance Contributions
, a new survey revealed today.