Braddan rates to fall by 6p in the pound

Andrew Jessopp

Andrew Jessopp

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Braddan’s ratepayers will be paying less next year.

At a commissioners’ meeting, chairman Andrew Jessopp announced that the rate for 2014/15 would be set at 219p in the pound, a cut of 6p from the previous year.

Douglas’s rates are going to be set tomorrow (Wednesday).

There is no change to the rate in Castletown and it remains at 320p in the pound for the fourth year in a row.

Onchan rates will increase by 5.45 per cent for 2014/15. The commissioners agreed on a 15p rise to 290p in the pound.

Peel rates will increase by 4p in the pound to 246p in the pound.

The separate annual refuse charge for domestic properties, which covers the cost of the waste disposal charge, bin collection contract and Peel’s contribution to the running costs of the Western Civic Amenity Site, will increase from £152 to £169.

Port St Mary rates will have no increase and will remain at 306p in the pound for 2014/2015 financial year.

More details in Thursday’s Manx Independent.

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