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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:

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 January 2019

Accounts in credit

This list is a snapshot taken on 10 October 2018

Accounts are being updated daily, and there may be accounts with corresponding debits

excel icon Accounts in Credit [39kb]

How to claim a credit

Please contact our Business Rates section on 01205 314413 or email to 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 10 October 2018.

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Mandatory, Discretionary, Rural and Small Business rate reliefs

The data contained in these lists was taken on 10 October 2018

excel icon Mandatory Reliefs [72kb]

excel icon Discretionary Reliefs [55kb]

excel icon Rural Rate Reliefs [30kb]

excel icon Small Business Rate Reliefs [333kb]

Properties not in receipt of Small Business rate relief

This is a snapshot taken on 10 October 2018

excel icon Not in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief [337kb]

All live properties

This is a list of every live property in our area taken on 10 October 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

excel icon All live NNDR properties [812kb]

Reoccupation reliefs

This is a list of reoccupation relief cases taken on 10 October 2018

excel icon Reoccupation Reliefs [19kb]

Empty properties

This is a list of all empty properties taken on 10 October 2018

excel icon NNDR empty property list [117kb]