Thursday, 18 April 2013

Ceisteanna (177)

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

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.