Business Rates Bills 2017-18

Later this week, businesses and home owners in Northern Ireland will receive their rate bill for 2017-18

The rate bills 2017-18, which will be issued by Land & Property Services (LPS), outline the amount due for the billing period 2017-18 and includes any unpaid arrears from previous years, together with any rate relief where applicable.

Paying your rate bill by Direct Debit
The easiest and most convenient way to pay is by Direct Debit and now you can set up a Direct Debit online.

Currently 58 per cent of bills are paid by Direct Debit allowing ratepayers to spread the cost of their bill over the full 10 month Direct Debit cycle. There is a choice of three collection dates available for Direct Debit: 7th, 15th or 28th of each month.

Other ways to pay your rate bill
As in previous years, there are a number of other methods for paying business rates, including online, standing order, by internet or telephone banking, at a Post Office or PayPoint outlet or by cheque.

District Rate Subsidy Scheme
The District Rate Subsidy Scheme continues to apply to domestic and non-domestic ratepayers whose rates increased significantly with the merger of some councils in April 2015. If a ratepayer is eligible for the subsidy, the reduction will automatically be applied and shown on your bill.

Small Business Rate Relief has also been continued for the 2017-18 year and will automatically be applied to rate accounts.

If there is any information on your bill which you think is incorrect, if your circumstances have changed or you are having trouble paying your rates, if you are not the ratepayer or if you have not received a bill, please contact LPS immediately on 0300 200 7801.