We are committed to being open, honest and transparent, which is why we make recorded information available to the public.

A dataset is made up of basic facts relating to local authority functions and services, for example business rates information.

Published datasets can be freely reused without permission, however by using the information you agree to the Open Government Licence for public sector information, and should attribute all data to Charnwood Borough Council.

Open Government Licence for public sector information

Business rates dataset

The below dataset includes all properties in the Charnwood Borough Council area that are subject to business rates. The data includes property reference and address, the ratepayers name, the current rateable value and whether the property is subject to any rate reliefs.

This information will be updated on a quarterly basis.

The ratepayers name and address will only be shown for companies and other organisations. If the ratepayer is an individual those fields will be blank in accordance with the Data Protection legislation.

Empty property details have been withheld in accordance with Exemption 31(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act, as the release of large numbers of empty properties can, and have been attempted to be, used to perpetrate fraud or for other criminal purposes. The public interest in this case is to withhold the information in order to prevent the attempted criminal actions.

You do not have to apply or ask for permission to use a published dataset; however you are required to agree to the terms of the Open Government Licence for public sector information. Otherwise, you are free to use the data as you wish provided it is attributed to us.

Business Rates Credit Balances

It is the intention of the Council to refund any overpayment of business rates with the minimum of delay. The rate accounts show that for the last 5 years there were no credits outstanding at the end of the financial year.

There are occasions where the Council is unable to refund an overpayment which is then written back onto the account.

Public Health Funerals with No Known Next of Kin

The below dataset contains details of all public health funerals the Council have carried out where no next of kin has been found. This information will be updated quarterly.

The following exemptions, under the Freedom of Information Act 2004, apply:

Section 31(1)(a) – Prevention or Detection of Crime

We do not disclose the last known address where this is a private residence as the property may be unoccupied and might still contain the deceased’s personal papers and effects. Advertising the address would leave the property vulnerable to crime; including anti-social behaviour, criminal damage, arson, identity fraud and crimes that can be committed using false documents.

Section 40(2) – Personal information of a Third Party

Disclosure of addresses may affect living individuals. We do not believe that living individuals currently residing at the addresses where the deceased persons lived would expect their personal data to be made available in the public domain without their consent.

Section 22 – Intended for Future Publication

This information will be published on a quarterly basis and therefore any requests for information relating to these matters will be refused as this information we be published at a pre-scheduled date.

Last updated: Tue 14th March, 2023 @ 17:04