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How your local council works | nidirect

Find out how your local council works, and how you can get involved

Local government reform | nidirect

From April 2015 local councils will be reduced from 26 to 11 under a programme of reform. Find out more about how these changes will affect you, including information on your new council, its services and rates.

What do rates pay for? | nidirect

Rates fund public services in Northern Ireland, both regional and local. Your rate bill is made up of two parts, the regional rate and the district rate.

Role of police, casualty bureau and district councils in major incidents | nidirect

Using a Police Casualty Bureau and helplines to enquire about someone who might have been involved in a major incident

How rate bills are calculated | nidirect

Find out how your bill is worked out, the limit at which domestic rates are capped and how you can find this information online.