Freedom of information response

Business rates

Publication date: 
Tuesday 28 February 2023

•           The average annual business rates costs, or current liability payable, for the calendar years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022

•           What is the total value of business rate relief granted by the local authority in the last 12 months

•           Of the total number of businesses who applied for business rate relief, how many were successful


1.         Gross Rates Payable

• 2022     149,290,134.50

• 2021     147,700,486.66

• 2020     145,262,387.19

• 2019     138,848,126.79

• 2018     132,775,918.74 

2.         Total Rate Relief in last 12 months          18,308,521.60 (Includes empty property relief and CARF (Covid 19 Additional Relief Fund so far paid)

3.         We do not keep a record of how many applied for relief and how many were successful.

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FOI 12559