Overview of the Bill
1 The Bill deals with two matters arising from the continued absence of a Northern Ireland Executive following the Assembly election on 2 March 2017.
2 It sets the amounts of the regional domestic and non-domestic rates for the assessment of rates and the billing of ratepayers in Northern Ireland for the financial year ending on 31 March 2018.
3 It also makes provision to extend the period for filling Ministerial offices in the Northern Ireland Executive following the Northern Ireland Assembly election on 2 March 2017 to enable an Executive to be formed. The period previously expired on Monday 27 March. The Bill extends that period to Thursday 29 June.