Details of the national non-domestic rates collected by local authorities in England in 2012 to 2013 were announced on 14 August 2013.
The latest statistics release includes data from 2008 to 2013.
The key points from the latest release are:
- the net rate yield (after allowances for changes in respect of previous years and reliefs) increased by 3.7% to £21.8 billion in 2012 to 2013
- in spite of a 5.6% increase in the multiplier along with a small increase in the overall rateable value in England, the contribution to the pool (net rate yield after allowances for collection costs including losses) grew by only 3.4% over the figure for 2011 to 2012; this was a result of a large increase in changes in respect of previous years coupled with the continuing growth in the amount of mandatory charity relief granted, a rise in the amount of empty property relief granted and a rise in the small business rate relief granted
- between 2008 to 2009 and 2012 to 2013 the contribution to the pool from the local lists increased by £2.6 billion or 14%
- local authorities granted a total of £2.4 billion of mandatory and discretionary reliefs in 2012 to 2013, an increase of nearly 12% compared with 2011 to 2012
- local authorities granted a total of £1.3 billion of mandatory charity relief in 2012 to 2013, an increase of more than 13% when compared with the 2011 to 2012 figure and an increase of 52% when compared with 2008 to 2009
- local authorities granted a total of £956 million in empty property relief in 2012 to 2013, an increase of more than 11% when compared with the 2011 to 2012