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Rates freeze over as household bills to arrive this week

The three month freeze is coming to an end

Money

Rates bills are to be arriving at homes across Northern Ireland this week.

To help households during Covid-19, the issuing of domestic rate bills had been deferred and the Executive agreed to freeze the element of the rate bill which it sets.

Over £680 million was collected in household rates in 2019/20 and invested in 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 by email at rating@lpsni.gov.uk 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.

If you think the information on your bill is incorrect or if you have not received a bill please contact Land & Property Services.

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