Major concerns about business rates revaluation – Muir

Alliance MLA Andrew Muir has said the current rates revaluation of businesses will cause considerable difficulty for many. Andrew Muir said: “Across Northern Ireland, around 74,000 businesses will have their Net Annual Valuation reassessed to allow for their annual rates bill to be calculated. Land and Property Services has now published the draft list of […]

Webb says Alliance will continue to push for value for ratepayers

Alliance Councillor Billy Webb has welcomed Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s setting of its residential rates to 1.99 per cent, the lowest increase across Northern Ireland since the creation of the ‘super councils’ in 2015. Councillor Webb was speaking after the Council announced the increase, which comes into effect on April 1. “I am pleased […]

Alliance will oppose DUP, Sinn Féin driven rates increase

The Alliance Party will again oppose a £500,000 increase to Belfast’s 2019 rates at Monday night’s Council meeting, after arguing late last year it was simply unacceptable that the money had been designed to enhance the Summer Diversionary Programme – which includes providing diversionary activities for bonfires. The move follows consistent efforts by Alliance to […]