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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2006 No. 7

RATES

Rates (Regional Rates) Order (Northern Ireland) 2006

Made

16th January 2006

To be laid before Parliament under paragraph 7(3) of the Schedule to the Northern Ireland Act 2000

Coming into operation

1st April 2006

The Department of Finance and Personnel(1) makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 7(1) and 27(4) of the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977(2). In accordance with Article 7(4)(3) of that Order it has taken into consideration estimates of the amounts required to be raised by means of district rates:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Rates (Regional Rates) Order (Northern Ireland) 2006 and shall come into operation on 1st April 2006.

(2) In this Order—

“specified hereditament” means a hereditament of a class specified by Article 3 of the New Valuation List (Time and Class of Hereditaments) Order (Northern Ireland) 2000(4);

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

Regional Rate

2.  The regional rate to be levied for the year ending 31st March 2007 shall be 28·17 pence in the pound in respect of specified hereditaments and 226·86 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 on 31st March 2007 under Article 2 is to be reduced in respect of unspecified hereditaments for the purposes of paragraphs (2) and (3) of Article 27 of the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 shall be 28·69 pence.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 16th January 2006.

L.S.

Brian McClure

A senior officer of the

Department of Finance and Personnel

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 2007. The Order fixes 28·17 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 226·86 pence in the pound in respect of those hereditaments (referred to as unspecified hereditaments) which are.

The Order also fixes 28·69 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.

(1)

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

(3)

Article 7(4) was amended by Article 10 and paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to S.I. 1998/3164 (N.I. 22)

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