Tuesday, 14 May 2019
An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business
I am aware of the difficulties some local authorities are facing because they are tied to the last baseline which was set in 2014 and when we introduced the local property tax, LPT. The Minister of State, Deputy Phelan, has led a review of funding allocations to local authorities which is almost complete. The heavy and substantial work has been done but it is linked into the work we need to do on the local property tax itself. The two are not independent of each other. When we arrive at finalisation of that piece, we can then finalise the allocation of funding to each local authority that would make up their baseline, which can be added to through the LPT.