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    • Zola.
    • By Zola. 10th Apr 18, 3:27 PM
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    Zola.
    Any word on Rates?
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    • 10th Apr 18, 3:27 PM
    Any word on Rates? 10th Apr 18 at 3:27 PM
    Any idea when the rates bill comes out? Is it not meant to have been last month?

    I know the folks on the hill aren't doing much which delayed things....just like last year.

    Joke really.
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    • dmxdave
    • By dmxdave 10th Apr 18, 3:36 PM
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    • #2
    • 10th Apr 18, 3:36 PM
    • #2
    • 10th Apr 18, 3:36 PM
    Mine arrived yesterday...
    Dave
    • Zola.
    • By Zola. 10th Apr 18, 3:37 PM
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    Zola.
    • #3
    • 10th Apr 18, 3:37 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 3:37 PM
    Gone up much ?
    • dmxdave
    • By dmxdave 10th Apr 18, 3:39 PM
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    • #4
    • 10th Apr 18, 3:39 PM
    • #4
    • 10th Apr 18, 3:39 PM
    Gone up much ?
    Originally posted by Zola.
    About 60, Ards & North Down
    Dave
    • CEON44
    • By CEON44 10th Apr 18, 4:05 PM
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    CEON44
    • #5
    • 10th Apr 18, 4:05 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 4:05 PM
    I pay monthly and was expecting payment to be taken as normal at end of March but it wasnt. Due too the delay last year we didnt start until late so thought there would be no "free" months. No bills here in North West yet
    I started out with nothing......And still have most of it left
    • Ticked
    • By Ticked 10th Apr 18, 4:27 PM
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    Ticked
    • #6
    • 10th Apr 18, 4:27 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 4:27 PM
    Lisburn, arrived today. Up about 40. Floods of tears.
    Last edited by Ticked; 10-04-2018 at 4:28 PM. Reason: Typo
    • bingo bango
    • By bingo bango 10th Apr 18, 4:27 PM
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    • #7
    • 10th Apr 18, 4:27 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 4:27 PM
    Belfast arrived yesterday. About 60 increase here as well.
    • baldeagle09
    • By baldeagle09 10th Apr 18, 8:32 PM
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    • #8
    • 10th Apr 18, 8:32 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 8:32 PM
    If possible, pay your rates in one go and get 4% discount. If possible being operative words.
    • saverbuyer
    • By saverbuyer 11th Apr 18, 11:16 AM
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    • #9
    • 11th Apr 18, 11:16 AM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 11:16 AM
    If possible, pay your rates in one go and get 4% discount. If possible being operative words.
    Originally posted by baldeagle09
    Pay by annual direct debit from your 123 account and get 1% cashback too.
    • Old Git
    • By Old Git 11th Apr 18, 5:19 PM
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    Old Git
    Got mine today ,up 33 on last year.Just waiting on my bill for the rental properties that always a bit later .
    "Do not regret growing older, it's a privilege denied to many"
    • Zola.
    • By Zola. 12th Apr 18, 1:25 PM
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    Zola.
    Pay by annual direct debit from your 123 account and get 1% cashback too.
    Originally posted by saverbuyer
    Good tip! I pay in one go and use the 123 account... i haven't got our rates bill in yet - is it not too late to set this up?
    • Cotta
    • By Cotta 12th Apr 18, 1:31 PM
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    Cotta
    Good tip! I pay in one go and use the 123 account... i haven't got our rates bill in yet - is it not too late to set this up?
    Originally posted by Zola.
    Another one liking this tip, however does this account charge to use?
    • saverbuyer
    • By saverbuyer 12th Apr 18, 1:38 PM
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    Good tip! I pay in one go and use the 123 account... i haven't got our rates bill in yet - is it not too late to set this up?
    Originally posted by Zola.
    Not too late. It work for pay monthly too but obviously you don't get the discount.
    • guiriman
    • By guiriman 12th Apr 18, 3:04 PM
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    Any chance you could put up what your % increase is rather than a fixed amount? Would be handier to work out what ours will likely be
    • guiriman
    • By guiriman 13th Apr 18, 9:06 AM
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    Got ours yesterday, 5.4% increase. Lisburn and Castlereagh
    • RikM
    • By RikM 13th Apr 18, 7:33 PM
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    RikM
    Mid and East Antrim; 3.7% rise
    • Zola.
    • By Zola. 14th Apr 18, 7:25 PM
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    Zola.
    Got mine in today - up 50, bar stewards....
    • Eclipser
    • By Eclipser 3rd May 18, 10:48 AM
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    Eclipser
    Has no-one ever challenged why the rating system is based on a best guess property value rather than on the ability to pay based on yearly income?

    Earn more = pay more
    Earn Less = pay less
    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 3rd May 18, 11:28 AM
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    Has no-one ever challenged why the rating system is based on a best guess property value rather than on the ability to pay based on yearly income?

    Earn more = pay more
    Earn Less = pay less
    Originally posted by Eclipser
    Could be because its a property tax, not based on income?
    How about different levels of VAT based on income? Petrol tax, tv licence, etc. might be tricky to administer.
    What means that trump? Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
    • guiriman
    • By guiriman 3rd May 18, 12:23 PM
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    Has no-one ever challenged why the rating system is based on a best guess property value rather than on the ability to pay based on yearly income?

    Earn more = pay more
    Earn Less = pay less
    Originally posted by Eclipser
    Then it becomes just income tax and loses all connection to local services and how they're provided.
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