View recent applications from councils for higher rate caps than the annual cap set by the Minister for Local Government.
Recent higher cap applications
After the annual council rate cap has been set by the Minister for Local Government, councils can apply for a higher cap.
We assess, then accept or reject, higher rate caps proposed by councils.
Our overview papers summarise the applications we receive and the decisions we make. They also outline our approach to assessing applications and observations from previous higher cap applications.
Our decision papers detail each council’s application and how we reached our decision.
We also publish each council’s application, any additional information provided by councils on request, and the expert advice that informed our decisions.
Higher rate caps currently in place
There are no higher rate caps currently in place.
This year's applications
In 2021, no councils applied for a variation to the rate cap set for the 2021-22 financial year.
Previous applications and decisions
View council higher cap applications were received for the 2019-20 financial year.
View council higher cap applications received for the 2018-19 financial year.
View council higher cap applications received for the 2017-18 financial year.
View council higher cap applications received for the 2016-17 financial year.