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Rates: Northern Ireland householders enjoy freedom from paying water charges

Rates: Northern Ireland householders enjoy freedom from paying water charges

Rates: Northern Ireland householders enjoy freedom from paying water charges

Finance Minister Conor Murphy has accepted the request from the UK Treasury that he should appoint a fiscal commission to consider the workings of the devolution agreement as they relate to funding to finance devolved services.

The headline is to consider the scope for improved devolution arrangements which will lead into a review of the scope for increased flexibility in the application in Northern Ireland of the current taxation and charges system for public services.


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