At a special meeting of Council on Monday evening (13 February 2023), Elected Members agreed a below inflation changes to business and domestic rates next year, aimed at minimising the impact on local ratepayers while delivering significant investment and improvements in the community.

From April 2023, the average householder’s bill has been set at 5.43% for households, meaning an average weekly rise of 53p, or £27.35 per year, and the average business rates have been capped at 5.90%, which equates to a weekly increased cost of £7.45 or £387 per year on the average value of business premises.

The district rate pays for a wide range of services and facilities including:

Recycling Tourism Parks
Street Cleansing Sports Development Cemeteries
Leisure Centres Economic Development Environmental Health
Community Centres Registration Services Building Control
Community Events Policing and Community Safety Partnership Dog Control

How Rates are Calculated: (How to calculate your domestic rates bill)

Your Domestic Rates bill is made up of two elements: Regional and District Rates. Your rates bill is based on the capital value of your property.

The Regional Rate set by Central Government which accounts for approximately 50% of your bill and the District Rate which is set by us and accounts for the remaining 50% of your bill. The regional rates are struck by the Department of Finance and Personnel as a contribution towards services provided by the devolved Government Departments and is the same throughout Northern Ireland.

Further guidance on how your rates bill is calculated is available on the NIDirect website.

Revaluation of non-domestic rates

Land & Property Services (LPS) is revaluing all non-domestic properties in Northern Ireland for rates.

More information is available on the Department of Finance website.

For further information please contact:

Land and Property Services Rate Collection
T: 0300 200 7801