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Empty Property: Business Premises

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many business premises have qualified for empty property rates relief in each of the last five years. (241810)

Details of the value of empty property relief granted from national non-domestic rates in England in the last five financial years from 2003-04 to 2007-08 were published in a statistical release on 17 September 2008 and are available on the Communities and Local Government website at:

http://www.local.communities.gov.uk/finance/ctax/ndr078o.htm

Information on the numbers of properties qualifying for relief is not available centrally.