Over 3,000 owe rates says Minister

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Over 1,300 people in Ballymoney and 800 in Moyle are in rates arrears, according to official figures released to the Assembly recently.

Following a written question tabled by East Londonderry DUP MLA George Robinson, the Minister of Finance and Personnel Simon Hamilton provided statistics for Coleraine, Limavady, Ballymoney and Moyle.

In the Ballymoney Borough Council area, as of March 31 this year, the number owing rates was 1,310, Moyle District Council 805, Limavady Borough Council 2,113 and Coleraine Borough Council 3,300.

The figures include occupancies with domestic or non-domestic debt.