‘Super Council’ strikes first Mid & East Antrim rate

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Mid & East Antrim Council, which takes in Ballymena, Larne and Carrickfergus, has struck their first rate at below the annual rate of inflation.

At a special meeting in The Braid tonight (Thursday), members of the new council unanimously agreed a district domestic rate of 0.3960 pence and a district non-domestic rate of 27.6911 pence for 2015/16.

When discounts for rates convergence are applied the expected district rate increase for the average householder of the former Councils are: Ballymena 1.29%, Carrickfergus 0.69% and Larne 0.87%.