This release is a new publication that combines aspects of two existing releases: ‘Central & local rating lists: Non-domestic rating in England & Wales’ (last published on 11 December 2014); and ‘Central and local rating lists: summary (England and Wales)’ (last published 30 October 2014). The statistics provide information on the number and value of the stock of rateable properties (known as “hereditaments”), broken down by property type, sector and geographic location.
This publication is labelled as “experimental”, consistent with the UK Statistics Authority guidance on new statistical outputs. This helps users to identify those new Official Statistics that are undergoing evaluation and where we are actively inviting feedback on their usefulness. Comments, which will help inform future releases, may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “experimental” classification should not be interpreted as a qualifier of the content itself: all the statistical tables released are based on sound methods and assured quality, consistent with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. However, during the “experimental” period VOA will continue to develop the publication, and so the presentation and content is liable to change. Content may be added to or replaced by equivalent statistics if other forms are found to be more useful or reliable.