We receive regular requests for information relating to business rates accounts.
The data included is:
- All NNDR properties
- Accounts with rate relief and those not receiving relief
- Empty properties
We will not be responding to Freedom of Information requests where the data that is asked for is available from this file. All other requests will continue to be answered in the same way.
All the information is contained within one file and is a snapshot as at 1 September 2019. This will be updated every two months.
Please note that we do not release details of accounts in credit – there have been several decisions lately that mean we do not have to release this data due to sections 12, 31 and 41 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
The report contains property reference number, property address, property description, rateable value, liable party, liability start date, empty property indicator, date property became empty, current relief type (see table below), current relief amount, relief award start date and correspondence address for companies
The key to reliefs is shown below.
|Mandatory Charity Relief only||80% statutory occupied charity relief|
|Discretionary Charity Relief only||0-100% at the council's discretion in respect of charities/non-profit making bodies (criteria and details on council’s web site)|
|Mandatory and Discretionary Relief||80% statutory relief plus up to 20% discretionary top up relief|
|Small business rates relief||Relief for occupied properties with RV's 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.|
|Small/Medium/Large Reval Reduction||Revaluation Support – the council’s discretionary scheme for those who had increases in their bills due to the revaluation (details on the website)|
|London Living Wage||Discount to those companies who become accredited with the Living Wage Foundation|
|Retail Rate Relief||Discount of up to 33.3% for qualifying retail premises with a rateable value of less than £51,000 as announced in the government’s budget (details on council’s website)|
|Supporting Small Business||Relief to those who saw reductions in their small business rate relief due to the revaluation (criteria and details on councils website)|
We receive regular requests for details of empty domestic properties. However in line with the decision of Voyias vs ICO in January 2013 we will only release the first part of the postcode and the date the property became empty. If you still want this information then please log in to My account and submit a FOI request, which allows you to monitor the progress of your request online. Alternatively you can email your completed form to the Data Protection Officer at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or post it to the Data Protection Officer, Brent Council, Civic Centre, Engineers Way HA9 0FJ.