LGMA Confirm Over 100m Has Been Received From 990,459 Households
|The Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) confirmed today that over 100 million has been received to date from 990,459 households in payment of the Household Charge.
In addition to this, there were 19,490 waivers received, with a further 6,000 registrations currently being queried.
"These figures show that householders are continuing to pay the Household Charge in significant numbers," said Paul McSweeney, CEO, LGMA. "Penalties and interest will continue to accrue for those who have not yet paid the charge. Local authorities will use the proceeds of the Household Charge to maintain essential local services. This money is critical to fund essential local services like public parks; libraries; open spaces and leisure amenities; planning and development; fire and emergency services; maintenance and cleaning of streets and street lighting all facilities that benefit everyone in the community."
Mr. McSweeney is appealing to owners of residential properties who have not yet paid to register and pay the Household Charge as soon as possible.
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A formal project group has been established to progress data sharing across the agencies listed in the legislation; Non Principal Private Residence (NPPR), the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB), Property Registration Authority (PRA), Revenue Commissioners, the Department of Social Protection and ESB Networks. The Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) has advanced the process of analysing data to identify householders who have not yet registered and paid the Household Charge. The first data set was completed and letters were issued in early July. A second data set is due for completion in September with further letters being issued then.
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