We have recently reviewed our position regarding publishing information about Business Rates accounts that have credit balances.
We will no longer be publishing information about Business Rates accounts that have credit balances as their disclosure could result in fraudulent refund claims being made to the Council.
We accept that there is a legitimate public interest in ensuring the transparency and efficient use of Council resources, but believe there is a wider public interest in favour of withholding this information in order to prevent fraudulent refund claims against the Council and the cost this places on the public purse. This follows a decision of the Information Commissioner made in respect of a request made to Wandsworth Council. For further information, please visit the Information Commissioner's Office website.