July 2020

Did you know that on 31 March 2020, 31,020 owner occupiers in Northern Ireland were awarded a Lone Pensioner Allowance? This is higher than in 2010, when 20,110 people were awarded this.  (Lone Pensioner Allowance is awarded to ratepayers aged 70 or over who live alone, and entitles them to a 20 per cent discount on their rates.)  Figures are recorded separately for ratepayers who rent their home.

More information on Lone Pensioner Allowance is available on the Department of Finance website.