We've agreed a district rate increase of 7.99 per cent for 2023 - 2024.
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 it below the current rate of inflation and have worked hard to keep the rise as low as possible, while continuing to invest in our services. This increase in rates will allow us to further invest in a number of key services, which we know are priorities for our residents and business community.
We remain committed to making further efficiency savings wherever possible, while also delivering on our community plan for the city and prioritising action on core council services and facilities, climate, and digital innovation
Find out more about our Belfast Agenda and Corporate Plan.
The 7.99 per cent district rate increase means an average increase of:
- £0.75 per week, £3.24 per month, or £38.83 per year for a house
- £11.87 per week, £51.44 per month, or £617.30 per year for an office unit
- £9.72 per week, £42.14 per month, or £505.70 per year for a retail unit
Calculating your rates
To calculate your domestic rate bill, you'll need to know:
- Capital Value of your property
- Domestic District Rate
- Domestic Regional Rate
Find out more about calculating your rates or find out the rate poundage for your area (link opens in new window)