Business rates data sets

Limitations on data

Please note that the following information is not provided:

  • Email addresses
  • Telephone numbers
  • Date of occupation
  • Details of any empty exemptions or reliefs

We only give ratepayer names for limited companies and government bodies. Names of sole traders or partnerships are not supplied.

Account references and correspondence addresses are also not included. These contain information that may be personal to the account.

Occupied and vacant properties

We do not publish information about whether a property is occupied or vacant. This is based on advice from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

We believe this information is exempt as disclosure may prejudice the prevention of crime. This is because we would be disclosing details of properties that we believe are empty. 

We do recognise the need to bring empty properties back into use. But the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

Credits written on

We cannot give the exact period or financial year to which a write on applies. This is because of the number of transactions on each account. Our data only shows the last transaction year.