Rate bills will start to arrive with homes and businesses from the start of next week (3rd April 2023).
The bill will set out the amount due for 2023/24, details of any rate relief which has been applied to your account and also any arrears from previous years that have not been paid.
A wide range of rate reliefs and entitlements are available, including support for those entitled to Universal Credit through the Rate Rebate Scheme and a discount for pensioners who live on their own.
Land & Property Services (LPS) encourages anyone having difficulty paying rates to contact them for advice on the range of support available. Full details can be found at www.nidirect.gov.uk/ratespayment.
There are a number of ways to pay your rate bill. The most convenient ways are:
Direct Debit – this is the easiest and most convenient way to pay and it allows you to spread the cost over 10 monthly instalments. You can set up a Direct Debit online.
Pay online by debit or credit card at https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/services/pay-your-rates-online
Pay at any Post Office or PayPoint.
Domestic ratepayers can receive 4% discount if they pay their 2023/24 rates in full on or before 12th May 2023.
Businesses may also be able to access a range of rate schemes. More details can be found at www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/content/help-available-business-rates.
The rateable values of all non-domestic properties have been reassessed and the new values come into force on 1 April 2023. Business rate bills this April will be based on the values in the new non-domestic valuation list. More details are available on the LPS Reval2023 website https://valuationservices.finance-ni.gov.uk/services/reval2023-values/Search.
If you think the information on your bill is not correct, or if you have not received a bill, please contact LPS.