Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2996)

Alan Kelly

Question:

2996. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the breakdown of funding provided to Tipperary County Council in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019 by category in tabular form. [34623/19]

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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.

I understand that the report for 2018 is in preparation by the C&AG and will be published on its website in due course.

In terms of funding from my Department, the table below details the funding provided to County Tipperary from this Department in the years 2016-2018 and to 30 June 2019, through both the Departmental Vote, the Local Government Fund and the Environment Fund. Please note that following a departmental reconfiguration in 2016 the responsibility for the Environment Fund transferred to the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment.

Departmental Vote

2016 €

2017 €

2018 €

30-Jun-19 €

Housing

24,207,317.84

30,266,332.92

43,647,596.08

10,754,082.79

Water

1,577,206.37

2,265,871.92

5,238,109.63

1,024,433.14

Fire and Emergency

1,421,925.57

1,109,022.65

986,920.08

66,234.26

Other Departmental Vote Expenses

1,340,944.89

300.00

21,859.00

0.00

Departmental Vote Total

28,547,394.67

33,641,527.49

49,894,484.79

11,844,750.19

Local Government Fund

Local Property Tax Allocations

23,320,110.00

25,951,602.36

27,134,513.00

12,975,801.00

Other Local Government fund

2,075,332.36

1,495,049.74

641,636.51

12,447.53

Local Government Fund Total

25,395,442.36

27,446,652.10

27,776,149.51

12,988,248.53

Environment Fund Total

151,772.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Total Vote and LGF

54,094,609.03

61,088,179.59

77,670,634.30

24,832,998.72

Question No. 2997 answered with Question No. 2956.