Information relating to those ratepayers who may be eligible for a grant, but have not yet been paid, is not available and is withheld under Section 31(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). This exemption relates to the prevention and detection of crime. We consider that this information could be used by individuals to commit fraud. We do not consider there is a general public interest in this information being known by the public at large and that the public interest is met by ensuring that fraud is prevented and public funds protected. In addition, if this information is also personal data, this is additionally withheld under Section 40 of the FOIA. Remaining ratepayers information is published.
Information relating to Business Rates accounts in credit (excluding grant monies) can be found here. We pro-actively look to refund overpayments on a weekly basis. Please be aware that these downloads represent a snapshot of account balances at any given point in time.