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How are rates used

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 total of your annual rates bill (£), then click on the Calculate button.

Rates Pie chart * Other comprises several small segments including for example Cemetery, Cremation, Mortuary, exceptional items and capital financing.