Business rates freedom of information requests

Answers to some of the most frequently asked business rates questions.

We receive a number of requests for information relating to business rates accounts. We publish details of the most frequently requested information on this page to avoid formal requests that will take longer for the information to be given. 

Empty properties

Empty properties - 2nd Quarter (XLSX, 104KB)

The report contains:

  • the property reference number
  • the rateable value
  • empty start date
  • property address
  • contact address
  • liable party
  • property description.

The next list will be published in the next quarter.

New accounts

New accounts 2nd Quarter (XLSX, 33KB)

The report contains:

  • the property reference number
  • name
  • property address
  • account created date
  • account start date
  • current rateable value
  • property description.

The list shows all new business accounts set up in the last three months, but the liability start dates may be outside of these dates depending on when the information was supplied to the council.

The next list will be published in the next quarter.

All business rates accounts including those with relief

All accounts including those with relief - 2nd Quarter (XLSX, 1.3MB)

The report contains the:

  • property reference number
  • liable party
  • property address
  • contact address
  • property description
  • current rateable value
  • account start date
  • current relief type description
  • current relief award start date

The key to reliefs is shown below.

Relief type Description
Charity/mandatory 80% statutory occupied charity relief.
Top up 20% discretionary charity relief.
Discretionary 0 to 100% at the council's discretion, see qualifying criteria.
Small business rate Relief for occupied properties with rateable values up to £15,000. Additional properties - providing none of the other properties have a rateable value above £2899 and the total rateable value of all the occupied properties is under £28,000.
Empty rate 100% for 3 to 6 months.
Expanded Retail Discount Relief for occupied retail, leisure and hospitality properties in the year 2020/21.

The next list will be published in the next quarter.

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