Freedom of Information Act requests relating to Business Rates
Boston Borough Council is under a duty to protect the public funds that it administers and, to this end, may use the information you have provided for the prevention and detection of fraud. We may also share this information with other bodies administering or in receipt of public funds, such as HM Revenues and Customs.
The Council participates in data matching exercises through the National Fraud Initiative. These exercises match the data held by the Council with that of other agencies, including other local authorities and government departments to:
• Prevent or detect benefit fraud or any other crime;
• Support national fraud initiatives; and
• Protect public funds
The Council is obliged to release some information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which would consist of details limited to your trading name & address (sole traders/partnerships), company name & address (limited companies).
Boston Borough Council receives a number of requests of a similar nature for information which relates to Business Rate accounts (Non-Domestic properties). To address these requests we have published specific information on:
- Accounts in credit
- Credits written back on
- Mandatory reliefs
- Discretionary reliefs
- Rural rate reliefs
- Small business rate reliefs
- Properties not in receipt of small business rate relief
- All live properties (including property description and gross rates payable)
- Reoccupation reliefs
- Empty properties
We will update this information on a quarterly basis. We will not provide individual responses to requests during the year for similar information but will redirect requests to our published list of reports held on this webpage.
The next lists will be published in July 2018
Accounts in credit
This list is a snapshot taken on 9 April 2018
Accounts are being updated daily, and there may be accounts with corresponding debits
How to claim a credit
Please contact our Business Rates section on 01205 314413 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We prefer to send refunds by bacs so please have your bank details to hand.
Credits written back on
This list is a snapshot taken on 9 April 2018.
Mandatory, Discretionary, Rural and Small Business rate reliefs
The data contained in these lists was taken on 9 April 2018
Properties not in receipt of Small Business rate relief
This is a snapshot taken on 9 April 2018
All live properties
This is a list of every live property in our area taken on 12 June 2018. It includes the full name of the ratepayer, the property reference, the property description, the rateable value, and the net rates payable for 2018/19
This is a list of reoccupation relief cases taken on 9 April 2018
This is a list of all empty properties taken on 9 April 2018