To help households during COVID-19, the issuing of domestic rate bills was deferred and the Executive agreed to freeze the element of the rate bill which it sets.
Over £680million was collected in household rates in 2019/20 and invested in vital public services such as healthcare, education and roads as well as helping to fund essential Council services.
A wide range of reliefs and entitlements are available including; support for those entitled to Universal Credit, for people on a low income and for pensioners who live on their own. Full details can be found at www.nidirect.gov.uk/rates.
Land & Property Services is encouraging anyone having difficulty paying to contact them on 0300 200 7801 or at email@example.com for advice on payment arrangements and the range of support available.
The bill will set out the amount due for 2020/21, details of any rate relief which applies to your account and any debt from previous years that has not been paid.
There are a number of ways to pay your rate bill:
- Domestic ratepayers can receive 4% discount if they pay their bill in full on or before 3 July 2020.
- Direct Debit is the easiest and most convenient way to pay and allows ratepayers to spread the cost over 10 instalments from June 2020 to March 2021. Set up a Direct Debit online.
- Pay online by debit or credit card
- Pay at any Post Office or PayPoint.
If you think the information on your bill is incorrect or if you have not received a bill please contact Land & Property Services.