Thursday, 18 April 2013

Ceisteanna (177)

Seán Fleming


177. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of people who have paid the household charge up to the end of 2012; the number of people who have paid it up to the current date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18046/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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. I understand from data provided by the Agency that the number of registrations, including waiver registrations, for the Household Charge was 1,129,521 up to the end of 2012 . As of 15 April 2013 , the number had increased to 1,189,768.