Derry rates to increase by 2.25%

Derry City Council has increased its rates by 2.25%.

For the average household this represents an increase of £20 per annum.

The meeting to discuss the rates came on the day it was confirmed that  £8.6m of funding has been allocated for safety works at City of Derry Airport.

Chairperson of Policy and Resource Committee, Councillor Paul Fleming says this helped keep the increase to a minimum:

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