Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Ceisteanna (505)

Catherine Murphy


505. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the progress the baseline review group has made regarding the local property tax to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48566/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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.