30/03/2015

Finance Minister Announces New Annual Rate Statement

A new annual rate statement for all domestic rate payers in Northern Ireland has been introduced by the Finance Minister.

From April 2015, the annual rate statement will show how households' rate payment contributes to the provision of public services such as health, education and roads, as well as a range of other important regional services.
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Minister Simon Hamilton said: "This is the first year rate payers will receive a personalised statement which shows where their money goes when they pay their rate bill. The new annual statement makes it clear that rates pay for much more than bin collection and street cleaning. It provides a break-down of ratepayers’ contribution towards paying for important public services such as health, education and job creation."

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