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Cash-strapped councils unable to cut property tax bills

Fewer than one-third of councils will be able to cut the property tax bills of homeowners due to the pressure on their budgets.

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
15th June, 2014

Fewer than one-third of councils will be able to cut the property tax bills of homeowners due to the pressure on their budgets.

According to an analysis by The Sunday Business Post, the remaining two-thirds of councils are not taking in enough revenue from the property tax to be able to afford a reduction in the rate without cutting existing services.

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