BPA Regional Support Team
Chair: Claire Mulvenna
Council Member: Graham Brown
BPA representative: Jane Hack
BPA Area Manager: Tom Porter
If you are based in Northern Ireland and would like further information about joining the BPA group in this region, please contact Alison Tooze.
The next Northern Ireland group meeting will be held in spring 2014.
The European Parking Association (EPA) Congress took place on 11th - 13th September 2013. The event was hosted by one of the BPA's members, the Irish Parking Association (IPA), and it was a tremendous success. Click here to read a report on the Congress in the EPA’s September e-newsletter. You can also view the proceedings of the plenary session on the EPA’s website (click on 'downloads' in the menu on the left-hand side after following the link).
Together with the IPA, the BPA held a Northern Ireland group meeting on 30th May 2013 in Belfast. This was a useful meeting, and it helped to lay the groundwork for our all-Ireland collaboration with the IPA.
There was a meeting of the Northern Ireland Group on November 22nd, in conjunction with the Irish Parking Association. The informal meeting formed part of the IPA Chairman's Lunch. Visit the event listing for more information.
The joint BPA and IPA spring exhibition and meeting, hosted by the BPA Northern Ireland Group, took place on 23rd May at the Titanic Belfast (www.titanicbelfast.com).
The event featured an exhibition and meeting, with an optional tour of the unique venue afterwards.
The day was a great success, with a range of topics discussed. You can view the meeting programme to find out more.
With thanks to our sponsors of the event:
Get involved in the Non-domestic revaluation
What is it?
Put simply it is the process by which Land & Property Services (LPS) will revalue all 72,500 non-domestic properties in Northern Ireland for rates. Domestic properties are not being revalued at this time.
Once complete the rateable value of all business properties in Northern Ireland will be in line with current property values. This will restore balance to the rating system. Current business rate bills are based on 2001 values. After revaluation they will be based on 2013 values.
A new Valuation List based on 2013 values will be published, and from 1st April 2015 business rate bills will be based on the new values.
Ensure your valuation is right by supplying rental information
Letters are being sent to all non-domestic properties in Northern Ireland explaining how to provide rental information. All business ratepayers are urged to play their part in this revaluation and submit the necessary information when requested.
Contacts for Reval 2015 NI - Email: email@example.com, call: 0300 200 7801 (outside UK: +44 28 9051 4613) -