Councils collected less than 1% of vacant site levies

Of more than €21.5 million owed to local authorities across the country, a mere €21,000 was paid last year

6th June, 2021
Councils collected less than 1% of vacant site levies
Local authorities were owed more than €21.5 million in vacant site levies in 2020, but only €21,000 was forthcoming.

Less than 1 per cent of vacant site levies owed to local authorities in 2020 were paid, according to documents released to the Business Post.

Local authorities were owed more than €21.5 million in vacant site levies in 2020, but only €21,000 was forthcoming.The amount paid is only 0.0009 per cent of the total monies owed to local authorities, which oversee the collection of the levy.

Documents obtained through freedom of information showed the only vacant...

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