Business rates FOI requests
We often receive Freedom of Information (FOI) requests of a similar nature for information related to business rate accounts.
We now publish an Excel spreadsheet which covers the most requested information such as:
- property reference
- account name
- property address
- current rateable value
- liability start date
- current valuation description
- relief awarded and start date of this
- net liability
We have removed accounts relating to individuals as this information is exempt under section 40 of the FOIA 2000
We do not include correspondence addresses or telephone numbers as these are available from Companies House and the telephone directory.
Following the Information Commissioner's Office decision notice on 7 March 2017 we will not provide details of empty properties and will exempt these requests under section 31(1)(a) and 40(2) of FOIA.
Accounts in credit
Following the Information Commissioner's Office decision notice in February 2017 we will no longer publish business rates credits and will exempt these requests under section 31(1)(a) of FOIA.
Other unpublished business rates information can be requested.