Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2843)

John Brady


2843. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the level of funding provided to each local authority in 2018 and to date in 2019. [32595/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Local authorities derive their income from a variety of sources including commercial rates, charges for goods and services and funding from Central Government. Central Government funding of local authorities includes transfers, both current and capital, from a range of Departments and Offices for a variety of purposes. Some streams of funding are delivered directly from funding departments to local authorities, while others are routed through departmental agencies.

The Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) publishes a report on the central government funding of local government. The most recent report refers to 2017 and is available at the following link: https://www.audit.gov.ie/en/Find-Report/Publications/2018/2017-Annual-Report-Chapter-04-Central-government-funding-of-local-authorities1.pdf

The report outlines that in 2017 local authorities received a total of €2.66bn in transfers from central government.

If the Deputy wishes to put down a more specific question in relation to funding provided to local authorities from my Department, I will endeavor to provide the information requested.

Question No. 2844 answered with Question No. 2841.