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How we use your rates

Your total rates bill is made up of two parts: the regional rate (56%), which goes to central government (NI Executive), and the district rate (44%), which goes to Belfast City Council.

We get £129.7 million from rates but we also receive money from :

  • fees and charges £19.8 million
  • grants £11.3 million
  • other £17.6 million

To see how we spend the district rate, type in the amount of your annual rates bill (£), then click on the Calculate button.

£
ExpenditureAmount
Council Management £
Bins and recycling £
Leisure £
Investment programme £
Environmental health £
Other * £
Street cleaning and public toilets £
Community services £
Maintenance of Council properties £
Economic development £
Tourism £
Culture and heritage £
Building control and licensing £
Councillors £
Cemetery, cremation and mortuary £

* Other includes trading services to the public and government bodies that generate income for BCC