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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2016 No. 16

Rates

The Rates (Regional Rates) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

Made

22nd January 2016

Affirmed by resolution of the Assembly on 22nd February 2016

Coming into operation in accordance with Article 1

The Department of Finance and Personnel makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 7(1) and (3) of the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977(1).

In accordance with Article 7(4)(2) of that Order it has taken into consideration estimates of the amounts to be raised by district rates.

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Rates (Regional Rates) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 and shall come into operation on the day after the day on which it is affirmed by resolution of the Assembly.

Application

2.  This Order shall apply in respect of the year ending 31st March 2017.

Regional Rates

3.—(1) The regional rate to be levied on the rateable net annual values of hereditaments shall be 32.40 pence in the pound.

(2) The regional rate to be levied on the rateable capital values of hereditaments shall be 0.4111 pence in the pound.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 22nd January 2016

(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 amount of the regional rate for the year ending 31st March 2017. It fixes 32.40 pence in the pound as the amount of the regional rate to be levied on the rateable net annual values of hereditaments (“non-domestic regional rate”) and 0.4111 pence in the pound as the amount of the regional rate to be levied on the rateable capital values of hereditaments (“domestic regional rate”). The non-domestic regional rate and the domestic regional rate are both increased by 1.7 per cent.

Hereditaments which are dwelling-houses, private garages and private storage premises have a rateable capital value. Hereditaments which are used partly for the purposes of a private dwelling have a rateable capital value and a rateable net annual value. All other hereditaments have a rateable net annual value.

(2)

Article 7(4) was amended by Article 10 of, and paragraph 1 of Schedule 2, to the Rates (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/3164 (N.I. 22))

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