Finance

Finance

A photograph showing Market Square in Lisburn (credit: Albert Bridge)

What are rates and why do we pay them?

Rates are a property tax paid by households and businesses. There are two different types of rates in Northern Ireland, domestic rates for residential properties and non-domestic rates for businesses and other non-residential properties, such as

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Reclaiming the power of the purse

Half way through the fiscal year, Northern Ireland (NI) still has no 2017-18 budget. A previous blog, Who has the power of the purse if the Assembly does not agree a budget?, set out the process

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