Freeze in District Council rate

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Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council met on Thursday to strike the rate for the new District for the year commencing April 1.

The agreed Domestic rate will be 0.3568 and Non-Domestic rate 24.4776 - a freeze in the district rate for Council when compared to last year.

Assuming the regional rate increase is set at 1.7% the following table sets out what the actual impact for a domestic ratepayer in the council area will be in monetary terms in relation to a house with a rateable value of £200,000:

Causeway C&G

2015: £1,522.00; 2016: £1,535.80; Change £13.80 (0.91%).

Coleraine

2016: £1,465.03; 2016: 1,493.07, Change £28.04 (1.91%)

The table also shows the effect of the rates convergence discount applicable in the former Coleraine council area which is reducing from 80% last year to 60% this year.

In terms of non-domestic rates the following table shows examples of a property with an NAV of £20,000, this table also takes into account the rates convergence discounts applicable in the former Ballymoney, Coleraine and Limavady council areas which, as with domestic properties, is reducing from 80% to 60% this year.

Causeway C&G

2015: £11,267.52; 2016: £11,375.84; Change: £108.32 (0.96%).

Ballymoney

2015: £11,159.14; 2016: £11,294.56; Change: £135.41 (1.21%).

Coleraine

2015:£11,043.51; 2016: £11,207.84; Change: £164.32 (1.49%).

Limavady

2015: £11,265.69; 2016: £11,374.47; Change: £108.78 (0.97%).