Freedom of information requests for business rates

Information about what kind of information can be requested under a Freedom of Information request and what information is available about business premises and overpaid accounts.

What information about business rates is available under a Freedom of Information request?

East Riding of Yorkshire Council receives numerous requests for information which relates to the rating of premises used for business purposes. The council is now publishing the business rates information shown below to save the need for separate enquiries.

In accordance with provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018, information pertaining to individuals and any aspect of their liability to business rates has been redacted from the published information. The council does not publish reference numbers for any unique business rates accounts as these are used for verification purposes in communications with ratepayers about their accounts. The information is published in Microsoft Excel format and the date of publication is indicated within the respective file.

What information is available about business premises?

A full list of all business premises/commercial properties in the East Riding which includes:

  • The property reference number
  • Property Address
  • Property Description
  • 2010 Rateable Value
  • Current Rateable Value
  • For the current primary liable party (where the primary liable party is a corporate body):
    • Primary liable party name
    • Last known contact address
    • Liability Start Date
    • Any current exemption
    • Any business rate relief award.

Commercial Properties in the East Riding (excel 2mb)

What information is available about overpaid accounts?

In accordance with the findings of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in their Decision Notices FS50619844 and FS50643256, East Riding of Yorkshire Council will no longer publish information in respect of credit balances or amounts ‘written on’ to Business Rates accounts.

In these decisions, the ICO has determined that such information is exempt from publication under Section 31(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on the grounds that disclosure could result in fraudulent refund claims.

The manner in which the Council administers business rates has been audited and found to be in accordance with legislation governing the administration and collection of Non-Domestic Rates. This includes proactive measures taken to notify ratepayers of overpayments and issue refunds to verified ratepayers.

What information about Covid grants is available under a Freedom of Information request?

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has received numerous requests for information which relates to Covid grants. To make it easier for people to access the information which could be released under the freedom of information, the council is now publishing certain Covid grant information (see below) to save the need for separate enquiries.

Not all the information which the Council holds in relation to Covid grants is currently accessible under the Freedom of Information Act.

If the information you are looking for is not included in the below, it is not currently available for release under the Freedom of Information Act. Anyone who requests information relating to Covid grants will be directed back to this webpage to access the information which is currently available.

Covid 19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF)

Grant Type Number of Businesses Paid Value Paid
Covid 19 Additional Relied Fund (CARF) 1,361 £5,487,854.54

Omicron Hospitality & Leisure Grant (OHLG) / Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant (OARG)

Grant Type Number of Grants Paid Value of Grants Paid
Omicron Hospitality & Leisure Grant (OHLG) 1,203 £3,708,973
Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant (OARG) 1,326 £590,817.04

Please note: These figures were last updated 18 April 2022.

Small Business & Retail Hospitality & Leisure Grants

Grant Type Number of Grants Paid Value of Grants Paid
Small Business & Rural Grants 5,560 £55,600,000
Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Grants (£10k) 613 £6,130,000
Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Grants (£25k) 627 £15,675,000
Discretionary Grants (Phase One) 276 £2,691,070
Discretionary Grants (Phase Two) 135 £1,350,000

In total 420 invalid or ineligible applications were received for these grants and were not awarded a grant payment.

Please Note: All of these schemes above have now closed. And will not be updated further, as no more payments under these schemes will be made.

A number of political parties and parish councils were eligible for one of these grants, under the Guidance issued by The Government Parish Councils were eligible to receive the Small Business Grant if they met the criteria:

Political Parties & Parish Council's

Type Total number of grants paid Value of grants paid
Political Parties / Organisations 3 £30,000
Parish Councils 8 £80,000

Local Restrictions Grants

Please Note: All of these schemes above have now closed. And will not be updated further, as no more payments under these schemes will be made.

Local Restrictions Support Grant for Closed Businesses

Date / Period Number of Grants awarded Value of grants award
5th Nov 2020 to 2nd Dec 2020 3,174 £4,715,404
2nd Dec 2020 to 16th Dec 2020 1,553 £1,188,238
17th Dec 2020 to 31st Dec 2020 1,552 £1,187,571
1 Jan 2021 to 4 Jan 2021 1,551 £339,112.49
5 Jan 2021 to 15 Feb 2021 4,361 £7,135,626
16 Feb 2021 to 31 Mar 2021 3,234 £7,552,764.29
One off payment 3,197 £14,263,000

Local Restrictions Support Grant for Open Businesses

Date / Period Number of Grants awarded Value of grants award
31st Oct to 4th Nov 2020 174 £33,212
2nd Dec 2020 to 16th Dec 2020 37 £19,493
17th Dec 2020 to 31st Dec 2020 37 £19,493
1 Jan 2021 to 4 Jan 2021 37 £5,569.47

Additional Restrictions Grant

Date / Period Number of Grants awarded Value of grants award
5th Nov 2020 to 2nd Dec 2020
1,224 £1,171,804
2nd Dec 2020 to 16th Dec 2020 1,334 £640,003
17th Dec 2020 to 31st Dec 2020 1,334 £640,003
1 Jan 2021 to 4 Jan 2021989 1,334 £182,952.95
5 Jan 2021 to 15 Feb 2021 1,237 £1,778,490
16 Feb 2021 to 31 Mar 2021 1,220 £1,849,262.96
One off payment 1,241 £3,547,500
One off taxi payment 239 £119,500
One off tourism payment 64 £263,979.84
Rural 2 £2,000

Christmas Support Grant

Number of Grants awarded Value of grants award
151 £151,000

Restart Grants

Date / Period Number of Grants awarded Value of grants award
Non Essential Retail
763 £2,339,528
Hospitality, Accommodation, Leisure & Personal Services 3,263 £24,601,528
Discretionary Grants 1,452 £2,028,000

What information about Yorkshire Coast Bids is available under a Freedom of Information request?

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has received numerous requests for information which relates to Covid grants. To make it easier for people to access the information which could be released under the freedom of information, the council is now publishing certain Yorkshire Coast Bid (see below) to save the need for separate enquiries.

Please Note: The data below is as at 30 June 2023

Value (£)
As of today how many payments remain outstanding for Year 1 (2019-2020) £9,262.27
As of today how many payments remain outstanding for year 2 (2020-2021) £49,988.00
As of today how many payments remain outstanding for year 3 (2021-2022) £3,707.30
As of today how many payments remain outstanding for year 4 (2022-2023) £14,176.45
As of today, how many hereditaments have not paid any part of year 1 (2019-2020) 33
As of today, how many hereditaments have not paid any part of year 2 (2020-2021) 45
As of today, how many hereditaments have not paid any part of year 3 (2021-2022) 41
As of today, how many hereditaments have not paid any part of year 4 (2022-2023) 72

How much money has been collected on behalf of Yorkshire coast BID in the following years?

Amount Collected Amount (£)
1. Year 1 (19/20) £268,512.88
2. Year 2 (20/21) £223,390.43
3. Year 3 (21/22) £217,785.33
4. Year 4 (22/23) £267,538.32
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