IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON CO COUNCIL FINANCES PROBED BY COUNCILLOR KEELAN

26 June 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Questions submitted by Sinn Féin councillor Noel Keelan to the June meeting of Monaghan Co Council sought information on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions on the finances and future expenditure of the local authority. Councillor Keelan sought information on the approximate number of businesses premises paying commercial rates to the Co Council prior to the Covid-19 restrictions and the funding this generated. He also wanted to know the number of businesses currently paying rates, the value of this in monetary terms and the plans the Council had to “make up the obvious financial shortfall”.

A written response stated: “The value of rate demands issued for 2020 was €14,292,827. Incoming arrears amounted to €3,302,230. “€3,987,704 has been paid to date. Approximately 800 of the 2,479 rate payers have made a payment in 2020. “The Council is awaiting the terms of the Rates Waiver Scheme that was announced by the Government before the shortfall in rates can..

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