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Rates for 2022 - 2023

  • District rate

    We've agreed a district rate increase of 2.99 per cent for 2022 - 2023.

    Each year we estimate our income and expenditure for the next financial year. Based on these estimates, we set a district rate for that financial year. The money that we get from district rates enables us to deliver our services during the year. 

    We have been able to keep the rise significantly below that of inflation, which is forecast to be 5 to 6 per cent. This low increase has been made possible by making continued efficiencies across the council, while also delivering on our community plan for the city and prioritising action on climate, digital innovation and investment in council facilities.

    Find out more about our Belfast Agenda and Corporate Plan.

    We're committed to:

    • providing high standard services
    • value for money services and
    • investing in our citywide and local facilities

    We're also supporting the growth of the economy and creating job opportunities by supporting the development of office accommodation, hotels and retail as part of city centre development.

    The 2.99 per cent district rate increase means an average increase of:

    • £1.18 per month, or £14.11 per year, for a house
    • £19.18 per month, or £230.22 per year, for an office unit
    • £15.72 per month, or £188.60 per year, for a retail unit
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