Rating Policy

Part of Ministerial Statements – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 12:15 pm on 22nd November 2016.

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Photo of Jonathan Bell Jonathan Bell DUP 12:15 pm, 22nd November 2016

There are a number of very positive things in the statement, and the manufacturing industry will be hugely pleased — rightly so — with the nature of the maintenance of industrial derating. There will be interest in the use of the rates system to encourage regeneration, investment and entrepreneurship. What measures and time frame can we use to check whether this statement matches up to the outcomes? What targets can we use in an outcomes-based approach, and when can we look back to see how well we are doing at using the rates system for regeneration, investment and entrepreneurship?