FOI request (FOIR-119800973)
Business Rates Account Credits and Write Ons
Requested Mon 20 May 2019
Responded Wed 12 June 2019
Freedom of Information Request Business Rates Account Credits and Write Ons
In accordance with Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I wish to request access to information below.
Information Required Accrued NNDR National Non Domestic Rates credit balances & write ons (i.e. credits that you have been unable to trace recipients for and have therefore wrote into your accounts, leaving an outward appearance of a zero balance).
We request a breakdown of credit balances accrued remaining unclaimed since your earliest records, for the amounts owing to all `incorporated companies or public bodies (i.e. not individuals/private individuals) within any local authorities billing area, including:-
- The name of each business in respect of which Non Domestic Rate credit balances remain payable
- The value of overpayment in each case with remains unclaimed
- The years(s) in which the overpayment was made
- The hereditament address, and
- Account Number or billing hereditament reference
Where possible could you please send the information in electronic format, preferably excel to the email address below.
Please note that no personal data (as defined under the Data Protection Act 1988) is requested and any personal data contained within your files concerning Non Domestic Rates is exempt from this request (Section 40).
This request is made on the basis that such information is available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and that, other than the exemption detailed above, no exemptions available under this Act apply to this request, i.e. Sections 21, 31, 41 & 44. Neither is it the case that the withholding of information could be argued to be in the public interest. We therefore look forward to receiving this information within the statutory limit of 20 working days.
We would also like to make it clear that we are not at this stage, applying under the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations (SI2005/1515).
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A TWOFOLD REQUEST.
I look forward to receiving your response and should have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me."
Please see attached spreadsheets.
Freedom of Information