The council’s decision to freeze the district rate for 2014/15 has been hailed an “historic” move.
The borough’s rates have been set at 26.7355p (non-domestic) and 0.3423p (domestic).
This was the last time that Newtownabbey Council will strike the district rate. The local authority is to merge with Antrim Borough Council after May’s local government election. Antrim councillors also voted for a rates freeze for the coming financial year.