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Allocation of Funds collected from Household Charge

To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the measure in place to ensure that the money collected through the household charge is allocated on a pro rate basis by the local authority central fund to the local authority area from which the moneys were initially collected; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

– Anthony Lawlor.

For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 17th January, 2012.

Ref No: 2512/12

REPLY

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Mr. P. Hogan)

The Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011 provides that income from the household charge is to be paid into the Local Government Fund. The proceeds from the household charge will be re-distributed on an equalised basis to local authorities within the context of the annual allocations of General Purpose Grants, ensuring that those local authorities with lower populations than others do not suffer unduly as a result.

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