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Business rates - freedom of information

We often receive requests for information relating to businesses and non-domestic properties, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

To reduce the number of similar requests, the most commonly requested information is published below.

These reports are refreshed on a regular basis.

Data limitations

Ratepayers' names are only provided for companies and government bodies (rp_type C) and not for individuals (rp_type P) due to Data Protection Act restrictions.

Correspondence addresses have been excluded as these have been provided for business rate purposes only. Registered office addresses are already available at Companies House.

Specific account references are not included as these are personal to the account, and are used to verify the account holder when contacting the council.

Disclosure of credit information is withheld under section 31(1) (a) as it would prejudice the prevention of crime. Placing a list of unclaimed business rates credits in the public domain would be an invitation to those seeking to defraud the council and the businesses who are legitimately owed the credit.

The table below shows the frequently requested information and links to supporting documents.


Live propertiesList of live non-domestic properties including 'empty' status and indicators where relief is awarded

New Occupier Data (PDF) [243KB]
as at 30.11.2023


New ratepayersList of non-domestic properties where a company has become liable in the last six months  NDR Full list as at 13 10 2022 (PDF) [949KB]
as at 30.11.2023


 All content of this page is available under Open Government Licence v3.0 except where otherwise stated.

When you use this information under the OGL, you should include the following attribution: Business Rates Freedom Of Information published data, St Helens Borough Council as at 27 September 2018 under the Open Government Licence.

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Last modified on 05 December 2023