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Rates (Regional Rates) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1999 No. 86


Rates (Regional Rates) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

To be laid before Parliament under paragraph 3(3) of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Act 1974


25th February 1999

Coming into operation

1st April 1999

The Department of Finance and Personnel(1), in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Articles 2(2), 7(1) and 27(4) of the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977(2) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, and having taken into consideration estimates of the amounts required to be raised by means of district rates as required by Article 7(4) of that Order, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Rates (Regional Rates) Order(Northern Ireland) 1999 and shall come into operation on I st April 1999.

(2) In this Order—

“specified hereditament” means a hereditament of a type specified under Article 3 of the New Valuation List (Time and Class of Hereditaments)Order (Northern Ireland) 1995(3); and

“unspecified hereditament” means a hereditament which is not a specified hereditament.

Regional rate

2.  The regional rate for the year ending 31st March 2000 shall be 28.15 pence in the pound in respect of specified hereditaments and 178.53 pence in the pound in respect of unspecified hereditaments.

Reduction of regional rate on dwellings

3.  The amount by which the normal regional rate fixed for the year ending 31st March 2000 under Article 2 is to be reduced in respect of unspecified hereditarnents for the purposes of paragraphs (2) and (3) of Article 27 of the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 shall be 71.4 pence.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on


J. G. Sullivan

Assistant Secretary

25th February 1999.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order fixes the amounts of the regional rates for the year ending 31st March 2000. The Order fixes 28.15 pence in the pound as the amount of the regional rate in respect of those hereditaments (referred to as specified hereditaments) which are not dwelling houses, private garages or private storage premises and 178.53 pence in the pound in respect of those hereditaments (referred to as unspecified hereditaments) which are.

The Order also fixes 71.4 pence as the amount by which the normal regional rate is reduced in respect of unspecified hereditaments and hereditaments which, though not unspecified hereditaments, are used partly for the purposes of unspecified hereditaments.


Formerly the Department of Finance. See S.I. 1982/338 (N.I. 6) Article 3


S.I. 1977/2157 (N.I. 28) as amended by S.I. 1996/3162 (N.I.. 25) and by S.I. 1998/3164 (N.I. 22)

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