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Rating System

Volume 454: debated on Tuesday 5 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the oral answer of 22 November 2006, Official Report, column 535, on the rating system, how much the exemplar teacher would pay under the new system; and what the evidential basis is for the estimate. (106431)

In the absence of any reliefs, a property with a capital value of £300,000 would face a rate bill of approximately £1,800. However, without any further details in terms of the example that the hon. Gentleman quoted, it is not possible to determine this ratepayer's eligibility for assistance through the rate relief scheme or through any of the alternative reliefs available, including the transitional relief scheme