Common freedom of information requests

We receive a lot of requests for information, much of which is already publicly available on this website. Before submitting an FOI request, please check to see if this is the case by entering your search term in the search bar at the top of this page. Alternatively, see if it's available in the list of our most common FOI requests below:

Business rates (National Non-Domestic Rates) - published quarterly

Data last updated April 2023.

Annual burial statistics

  • 2022 - 265
  • 2021 - 275
  • 2020 - 258
  • 2019 - 226
  • 2018 - 304
  • 2017 - 316
  • 2016 - 310
  • 2015 - 304

Please note: we do not provide a cremation service.

Council Tax - consent, contract and the law

Occasionally, we receive requests from various groups or people who believe they are bound only by statute laws they consent to. Being a member of one of these groups (for example - Freeman on the Land, or a person that relies on archaic or repealed laws), does not exempt you from paying Council Tax. Find out more about challenges to the legality of Council Tax.