Household Charge: Tipp Waits As Hogan Threatens Funding

NORTH Tipperary County Council is confident that the level of residents in the county paying the new Household Charge will be comparable to any other place in the country when the final figure is arrived at.

NORTH Tipperary County Council is confident that the level of residents in the county paying the new Household Charge will be comparable to any other place in the country when the final figure is arrived at.

A council spokesperson told the Tipperary Star that they believed “well over 50 per cent had paid,” and this was a “reasonable figure” after a new tax had been introduced.

Following reports this week that the Minister responsible for bringing in the new tax, Phil Hogan, was examining rewarding councils with the highest level of compliance when it came to dividing out the funds, the North Tipperary spokesperson said that it was “too soon” to know what the final total would be.

“We are only three months into the new charge. There is still a lot of post ot be sorted and until we have the final figure, we won’t really be in a position to comment,” they said.

On the threat to cut funding from less compliant councils, the spokesperson said: “We have been very pro-active in North Tipperary in relation to the Household Charge. We have taken out adverts in the local papers and on radio. We have put our shoulder to the wheel.”

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