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Smarter debt collection could lift local authorities by €200m

Published 01/09/2011 | 05:00

We have been told that it is necessary to raise €160m in property charges next year which will go towards funding local services because we have been 'forced' to impose local taxation as part of Ireland's obligations under the EU-IMF rescue plan.

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Water charges are also in the pipeline (so to speak). These taxes are part of the €1.5bn revenue-raising package to which Ireland is committed.

There is an alternative solution to bridging this financing gap, which will cost nothing to compliant householders and businesses.

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