Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
1997 No. 115
Rates (Regional Rates) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997
4th March 1997
To be laid before Parliament under paragraph 3(3) of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Act 1974
Coming into operation
1st April 1997
The Department of Finance and Personnel(1), in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Articles 2(2), 7(1) and 27(4) of the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977(2) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, and having taken into consideration estimates of the amounts required to be raised by means of district rates as required by Article 7(4) of that Order, hereby makes the following Order:—
Citation, commencement and interpretation
1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Rates (Regional Rates) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997 and shall come into operation on 1st April 1997.
(2) In this Order—
“specified hereditament” means a hereditament of a type specified under Article 3 of The New Valuation List (Time and Class of Hereditaments) Order (Northern Ireland) 1995(3);
“unspecified hereditament” means a hereditament which is not a specified hereditament.
2. The regional rates for the year ending 31st March 1998 shall be 26·03 pence in the pound in respect of specified hereditaments and 163·97 pence in the pound in respect of unspecified hereditaments.
Reduction of regional rate on dwellings
3. The amount by which the normal regional rate fixed for the year ending 31st March 1998 under Article 2 is to be reduced in respect of unspecified hereditaments for the purposes of paragraphs (2) and (3) of Article 27 of the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 shall be 71 pence.
Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on
V. N. Hewitt
4th March 1997.
(This note is not part of the Order.)
This Order fixes the amounts of the regional rates for the year ending 31st March 1998. The Order fixes 26·03 pence in the pound as the amount of the regional rate in respect of those hereditaments (referred to as specified hereditaments) which are not dwelling houses, private garages or private storage premises and 163·97 pence in the pound in respect of those hereditaments (referred to as unspecified hereditaments).
The Order also fixes 71 pence as the amount by which the normal regional rate is reduced in respect of unspecified hereditaments and hereditaments which, though not unspecified hereditaments, are used partly for the purposes of unspecified hereditaments.
Formerly the Department of Finance. See S.I. 1982/338 (N.I. 6) Article 3
S.I. 1977/2157 (N.I. 28)
S.R. 1995 No. 58