Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Questions (560)

Róisín Shortall


560. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the month the report on the local government funding baseline review was completed; and when he plans to publish same. [38869/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

In May 2018, a Local Government Funding (Baseline) Review Group was established to consider the methodology to determine local authority funding baselines, to inform the distribution of any additional funding that could become available for general, operational purposes.

Recommendations were received from the Review Group in August 2018 and these fall to be considered in the context of the review of Local Property Tax (LPT) undertaken by the Department of Finance. When the ongoing process in relation to the consideration of that Review of LPT is concluded by the Department of Finance, the work of the Baseline Review Group will be considered further and the issue of publication of the Review Group's recommendations will be considered at that stage.