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How we use your rates in 2019-20

Your total rates bill is made up of two parts: the regional rate (56%), which goes to central government (NI Executive), and the district rate (44%), which goes to Belfast City Council.

We get £157.80 million from rates but we also receive money from:

  • fees and charges - £21.11 million
  • grants - £11.29 million
  • other - £12.66 million

This means that we spend £202.85 million to provide all our services. To see how we spend the district rate, type in the amount of your annual rates bill (£), then click on the calculate button.


Please enter your rates contribution for the year:


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