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House of Commons Hansard
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Non-Domestic Rates: Empty Property
25 March 2010
Volume 508
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To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate has been made of the number of properties on which empty property business rate relief was claimed in each region in 2009. [323821]

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Details of the number of properties on which empty property business rate relief was claimed in each region in England as at 31 December 2008, the latest date for which data are available, are given in the following table:

Number of properties claiming empty property relief as at 31 December 2008 (Thousand)

North East

7.6

North West

27.6

Yorkshire and the Humber

17.1

East Midlands

12.2

West Midlands

18.2

East of England

15.0

London

20.8

South East

15.8

South West

13.6

Total England

147.9

Data as at 31 December 2009 will be available later in 2010.