Non-domestic rates, or business rates, collected by councils, are the way that those who occupy non-domestic property contribute towards the cost of local services.
Except in the City of London, where special arrangements apply, the rates are pooled by central government and redistributed to councils as part of the annual formula grant settlement. The money, together with revenue from council tax payers, revenue support grant provided by the Government and certain other sums, is used to pay for the services provided by your council and other councils in your area. Further information about the business rates system, including transitional and other reliefs, can be found at GOV.UK Business Rates.
Business Rates – FOI requests
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council receives several regular Freedom of Information requests regarding Non-Domestic Rates.
Summary data for each type of request can be found in the useful documents section. This information is updated quarterly.
Individuals are excluded. Correspondence addresses or telephone numbers are not provided – these can be obtained from Companies House, online or a telephone directory. We do not disclose account reference numbers.
Last updated 3 September 2020