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As the Member will be aware, a wide range of rate-relief schemes is available to both sectors. The Department, at the time of local government reform, put in place a rate convergence system, which cost £30 million, to ease the burden of change that was coming to some ratepayers. The small business rate relief scheme has been hugely successful right across Northern Ireland; we have the empty property relief scheme and industrial derating as well, which has been very helpful to our manufacturing sector.
We will be keeping those schemes for the current financial year. We are looking at the small business rate relief scheme, which was meant to be a short-term intervention. We rolled it forward into this year. We are looking with the Department for Social Development as to whether that is the best use of that money or whether it would be better to use it in a different way. Those are discussions that we will have. We will not just end it suddenly; it is something that we will do in consultation with the small-business community because, as I said, it has been hugely beneficial to that community.