LPT cen­tral to al­lo­ca­tion ar­gu­ment

Irish Independent - Farming - - RURAL LIFE -

IN TERMS of cen­tral con­trol of lo­cal taxes, the LPT is a case in point. The Govern­ment de­part­ment with re­spon­si­bil­ity for lo­cal govern­ment de­cides the al­lo­ca­tions.

In 2016, each lo­cal author­ity was al­lo­cated 80pc of LPT col­lected lo­cally, while 20pc was re­dis­tributed among those with a low pop­u­la­tion base.

In a press re­lease con­cern­ing the LPT al­lo­ca­tions in 2015, the then De­part­ment of the En­vi­ron­ment let the cat out of the bag when it stated that the LPT would, among other things, “pro­vide Govern­ment with more op­tions in terms of other tax­a­tion and ex­pen­di­ture poli­cies in our fu­ture bud­gets”.

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