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The Rating Policy Archive

In 2000 the former Northern Ireland Executive implemented a review of rating policy in recognition of a view that the system was outdated and unfair.

This view was confirmed during the first public consultation exercise. Since then work has been ongoing to implement changes to reform both the domestic and non-domestic sectors.

This archived website sets out the work to date and the changes to the rating system.

The new domestic rating system came into operation on 1 April 2007.

Domestic Reform Archive

If you are a home owner the way your rates are worked out will be changing from April 2007. This section gives you:

Non Domestic Reform Archive

If you pay rates in relation to business or charity premises this section tells you about:

Regional Rate Archive

Your rates bill is made up of two different elements - the regional rate and the district rate. We, in central Government, determine the regional rate. In this section you can