Where's Your Council On The Rates League Table?
Rates bills for the 2013/14 rating year will be coming your way soon. Business rates charged by local councils in Northern Ireland vary greatly from district to district with charges differing by as much as from 51.3p in the pound to 64.6p - a huge variation of 25%.
Manufacturing NI have already raised the issue of council consolidation under the Review of local government with the Department of Finance. Some members in council areas which are amalgamating are likely to see major increases in their rates bills. We'll be keeping members informed on this issue as negotiations progress.
Meanwhile see where your Council stand on the local league table:-
Dungannon & South Tyrone 0.538
North Down 0.543
Armagh City & District 0.636