Not like other devolved administrations..

After confirming the freeze on regional rates, and before welcoming the lowering of the maximum capital value for rating purposes, the Northern Ireland Finance Minister, the DUP’s Nigel Dodds, was on Stormont Live to talk about those populist measures and promises made in a “different economic place”. He also takes a swipe at the Conservatives and Unionists and, whilst emphasising the fairness of rates here compared to council tax levels elsewhere, takes the line that our Government administration “of all the talents” is in a different position to that of the other devolved administrations.. [What is that ticking sound? – Ed] Indeed.

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