Guidance Notes for Ratepayers Affected by the Bank Buildings Fire

Belfast Chamber, as part of continued efforts to support its members and Belfast businesses, lobbied for Hardship Relief Rates for city centre businesses affected by the Bank Buildings fire.

Belfast Chamber worked with Land & Property Services (LPS) on rates advice for businesses impacted by the Primark fire and review of the Hardship Scheme resulting in Hardship Rate Relief Scheme to assist businesses recover from a temporary crisis.

At the Belfast Business Forum organised by Belfast Chamber, Rajesh Rana encouraged impacted organisations to familiarise themselves with guidance notes for ratepayers and apply for the Hardship Rate Relief.

The guidance notes are now available to download.


Applications should be made as soon as possible but must be received by LPS by 31 March 2019 at the latest.

Further information on Hardship Rate Relief

Businesses can contact the LPS Application Based Relief Team for further advice and information on the Hardship Relief scheme. You can contact the LPS Hardship Rate Relief Team by using the following methods:

Tel 0300 200 7801 (charged at local rate)

Tel +44 28 9049 5794 if calling from outside the UK

Text relay 18001 0300 200 7801


Download Guidance Notes for Ratepayers Affected by the Primark Fire