How we use your rates
Your total rates bill is made up of two parts: the regional rate (56%), which goes to central government (NI Executive), and the district rate (44%), which goes to Belfast City Council.
We get £129.72 million from rates but we also receive money from :
- fees and charges £19.84 million
- grants £11.33 million
- other £17.6 million
This means that the Council spends £178.49 million to provide all its services and this is broken down in the table below.
To see how we spend the district rate, type in the amount of your annual rates bill (£), then click on the Calculate button.
|Bins and recycling
|Street cleaning and public toilets
|Maintenance of Council properties
|Culture and heritage
|Building control and licensing
|Cemetery, cremation and mortuary
* The expenditure Other, includes money we spend to generate income in fees and charges.