Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (502)

Michael McCarthy

Question:

502. Deputy Michael McCarthy asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will stipulate in percentage terms the amount of the revenue raised from the household charge that has gone directly to local authorities for the purposes of local services; if he will provide a breakdown of the total amount of revenue provided to each local authority in respect of the household charge only; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8305/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

The Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011 provides the legislative basis for the Household Charge. Under the Act, an owner of a residential property on the liability date is liable to pay the Household Charge, unless otherwise exempted or entitled to claim a waiver. It is a matter for an owner of a residential property to determine liability and pay the Charge. The Local Government Management Agency is administering the Household Charge system on a shared service/agency basis for all county and city councils.

The following table details, as of 14 February 2013, the total Household Charge revenue raised by local authority area. All Household Charge revenues are provided to the local government sector to resource the services the sector provides.

County/City Council

Total Payments

Carlow

1,328,354

Cavan

1,756,719

Clare

3,539,142

Cork City

2,955,028

Cork County

9,980,387

Donegal

4,022,227

Dublin City

14,429,134

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

6,528,990

Fingal

6,429,989

Galway City

2,190,200

Galway County

4,549,932

Kerry

4,589,784

Kildare

4,778,837

Kilkenny

2,300,250

Laois

1,764,442

Leitrim

965,729

Limerick City

1,479,096

Limerick County

3,349,666

Longf ord

923,860

Louth

2,646,427

Mayo

4,169,009

Meath

4,096,910

Monaghan

1,471,842

North Tipperary

1,883,516

Offaly

1,653,861

Roscommon

1,814,967

Sligo

1,950,541

South Dublin

5,552,614

South Tipperary

2,193,188

Waterford City

1,127,164

Waterford County

1,754,424

Westmeath

2,137,635

Wexford

3,878,197

Wicklow

3,356,084

National

117,548,145