District Rate Convergence Scheme consultation

Consultation opened on 27 May 2014. Closing date 19 August 2014.


In May 2014 the Department of Finance and Personnel launched a public consultation on the details of the Transitional Rate Relief Scheme to manage rates convergence as a result of local government re-organisation.


Consultation description

The purpose of the scheme is to help ratepayers who would otherwise face sudden increases in District Rates.

The consultation  sought views on the following:

  • the eligibility criteria for the scheme
  • the duration of the scheme
  • the level of relief to be provided each year

In response to early feedback from Local Government Officials, a technical annex was also produced with tables showing more analysis on the phasing in options. These tables provided a more detailed breakdown of the high level figure work presented in the consultation paper.

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