A deferral of any changes to the Local Property Tax (LPT) for another year is among the recommendations of the long-awaited review of the levy, RTÉ News understands.

Ministers expect that the Department of Finance-led study will be discussed by Cabinet when the meeting resumes this evening, although it is not on the formal agenda.

The property tax rates have been frozen since 2013 and a decision was made in 2016 to keep them at the current level until November 2019.

In recent months, several Fine Gael ministers from south Dublin had expressed concern about potentially steep hikes to the tax next year.

Fianna Fail's finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has said the deferral of any changes to the tax is a sign of "weak Government".

He said his party had set out a plan to Government a year ago to reform the LPT.

Mr McGrath said Fianna Fáil's proposals would have maintained a stable revenue base and avoided the increases that would happen if you just revalue properties.

He said this was an example of the Government "running scared" and governing in the electoral cycle rather than doing what was required.

The review of the Local Property Tax will be discussed when the Cabinet meeting resumes sometime after 8.30pm when the Taoiseach returns from Paris.

The Government is expected to recommend that there won't be any changes to the tax for at least another year.

The Tánaiste Simon Coveney will bring two memos to Government that are focused on planning for a no deal Brexit.

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