5. And some cities will be very reliant on a handful of properties

In Burnley, the city that will have the highest number of exempt properties in 2017/18, just 30 properties (0.4 per cent of all properties) will account for one third of total business rates generated in the city. But this only places Burnley in third place of all cities, with Barnsley and Worthing seeing their 30 largest properties making an even larger contribution (see Figure 6).

Figure 6: Contribution of the 30 largest properties to total business rates generated in cities

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