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)
  • Empty properties
  • Retail Discounts

Accounts in credit

This list is a snapshot taken on 30 April 2022

Accounts in Credit

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 We prefer to send refunds by bacs so please have your bank details to hand.

Mandatory, Discretionary, Rural and Small Business rate reliefs

The data contained in these lists was taken on 30 April 2022
Mandatory Reliefs
Discretionary Reliefs
Rural Rate Reliefs
Small Business Rate Reliefs

Properties not in receipt of Small Business rate relief

This list is a snapshot taken on 30 April 2022
Not in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief

All live properties

This is a list of every live property in our area taken on 30 April 2022. It includes the full name of the ratepayer, the property reference, the rateable value, and the net rates payable for 2022/23.
All live NNDR properties

Empty properties

This list is a snapshot taken on 30 April 2022
NNDR empty property list

Retail Discounts

The data contained in this list was taken as at 30 April 2022

Retail discount FOI

Contact Us

01205 314413

What is

Business Rates?

Revaluation 2017


Rate Reliefs