Continuing Government confusion over the household tax highlights just how

out of touch they really are. Whilst senior Labour ministers sowed further confusion in the minds of many over the weekend as the persistently low registration figures for the new household tax continue to perplex the government, the real reason why just 328,000 out of a total 1.8 million homeowners have registered for the new […]

Cllrs condemn use of council staff to target non-payers

Councillors from all over Ireland have condemned plans for any instruction from Phil Hogan’s office to local authorities to create “household charge collection teams” that will target non-payers and knock on people’s doors after April 2. The councillors argue against any such initiative on the grounds that it would be totally outside the terms and […]

Registration panic shows household tax boycott still going strong

The media campaign by the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) responsible for collecting the household tax reflects the real government concern now about the level of boycott of the charge. “The LGMA were unwilling or unable to give the registration figures for the weekend but at least 1.5 million have still not registered. This can […]

Idle threats over house tax registration

Reports in the media that the government will use ESB data to identify those taking part in the mass boycott of the Household Tax show desperation by the government. Threats to deduct the money from people are similarly groundless. “The attempts to trawl around for this information prove the government will not be able to […]

National day of protests against Household Tax

The Campaign Against Household & Water Taxes (CAHWT) is calling on the public to come out and join their nearest protest activity this Saturday February 25th. As registration figures for the tax remain low with 93% still boycotting, CAHWT believes its campaign is gaining huge momentum and that the mood is changing in the country […]

SIPTU call to drop Household Tax welcomed

The call today by the country’s largest union , SIPTU, for a suspension of the Household Tax is very welcome. The National Executive Council of SIPTU  passed a unanimous motion calling on the Government to suspend the proposed Household Charge on the basis that it is unfair and regressive : “The Household Charge as currently […]

Only three per cent have paid household charge

only three per cent have paid household charge Sinn Féin spokesperson on environment, community & local government Brian Stanley TD has today revealed that only three per cent have paid the Household Charge. Deputy Stanley called on the government to scrap the charge. Speaking today in Leinster House, Deputy Stanley said: “In response to a […]

43 Unfinished Housing Estates in Tipperary exempt from €100 Housing Charge

A new property tax called the household charge came into force on 1st January 2012 with the Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011.  The new household charge is direct result of the EU/IMF agreement signed by the former government in an attempt to offset the government deficit of €18 billion.  The household charge is €100 […]

Household tax the first step to property and water taxes

The Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes has claimed that Government plans to introduce water taxes by 2014 mean that ordinary households will be hit with stealth taxes of 1000+ euro within two years when the combined cost of water tax and property tax are taken into account. The Campaign challenged Minister Hogan’s contention that […]

National Hotline 1890 – 98 98 00 Launched by Anti Household Tax Campaign

*CAHWT plans to organise meetings in every county and major town of Ireland. * National activists meeting this Saturday 1pm in Teacher’s Club, Parnell Square, Dublin to gear up Campaign. The Campaign Against Household & Water Taxes today launched a national hotline. The launch was attended by the following public represenatives: Mick Wallace TD, Thomas Pringle TD,Clare […]

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