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Business Rates

Freedom of information requests

City of Lincoln Council regularly receive requests for Business rates information. In order to make this process quicker and to reduce the need for a request, we have joined many other authorities in publishing the data online quarterly.

  • Please note that we are unable to supply details of individuals as this constitutes personal data, as defined by the Data Protection Act 2018; and is exempt from disclosure by virtue of Section 40(2)(a)(i) (Personal Information) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • We have removed any sole trader’s personal information due to the above
  • As per the Information Commissioner office decisions FS50643256 and FS50619844, we do not provide any individual information for accounts that are in credit. If you have been notified that you have a credit, please follow this link:

https://www.lincoln.gov.uk/business/business-rates-and-bids/rate-reliefs-and-refunds/business-rates-refunds/

What information is available? 

  • Please note this is a general guide and is not exhaustive
  • The list below are the most common requests sent to our authority for Non-Domestic rates Freedom of Information requests. The various reliefs can be found under the column headers within the 'Business Rates All Accounts' spreadsheet.
  • Example reliefs are detailed in the table below: 
Relief type Relief example
Mandatory Relief types 1, Relief types 2 and Relief types 3
Discretionary Relief types 1, Relief types 2 and Relief types 3
Rural Relief types 1, Relief types 2 and Relief types 3
Small business  Relief types 1, Relief types 2 and Relief types 3
Retail discount Relief types 1, Relief types 2 and Relief types 3
Exemptions Exemption Type
Properties Relief types 1, Relief types 2 and Relief types 3
Empty properties Occupied / Empty Statues or/and Exemption Type
Rateable value greater than 5,000 Current Rateable Value