Freedom of Information

We receive regular requests for information relating to business rates accounts.

View our most frequently requested data

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.  Other requests will continue to be answered in the same way via

All the information is contained within one file and is a snapshot as at 1 February 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 containsproperty 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.

Relief type Description
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
Public House Relief £1000.00 relief to qualifying pubs as announced in the govt’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)

Council Tax

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 submit a formal request to