Only 57% of householders have signed up for EU enforced Irish Household Charge
Since the deadline to register to pay the new charge expired on 31st March, the Minister responsible Phil Hogan, claims that a registration figure of 57% represents a victory as when the legislation was enacted some forecasts predicted that compliance could be as low as 25%.
Most Western Countries, and any that have in these dire times managed to retain their democracies, such as non-EU Switzerland and Norway, would consider a tax compliance rate as low as 57%, amongst householders (surely the most responsible sector of society) as a portent of looming disaster!
A ten minute video of the large 31st March Dublin protest against the charge may be viewed from a posting placed on this blog yesterday.
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