The Household Charge created a lot of publicity when the March 31st deadline for payment was looming. Since then – things have been quieter (maybe they are too busy sorting out the septic tank registration ,water meters and property tax) .
Read more about the Household Charge here
The latest figures on household charge registrations were provided by Minister Hogan recently in the Dail . He stated that as of 8th June 2012,a total of 932,575 property declarations had been processed by the household charge bureau. 915,408 had registered for payment and 17,167 registered for a waiver. There were also an estimated 17,700 postal declarations yet to be processed. This gives a total number of 950,275 .
On May 30th the figure was 945,014 – so that is an increase of about 5000 in just over a week.
We reckon there are about 1.76 million properties that could be liable for the Household Charge – (See our calculations here)
So – 950275 works out at 54% of the liable properties that have been registered.