FOI request (FOIR-125996207)
Business Rates Data Request
Requested Fri 21 June 2019
Responded Thu 11 July 2019
I request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 about Business Rates Accounts held by your Council:
· Account Name
· Account Start Date
· Billing Authority Reference
· Current 2017 List Rateable Value
· Details of any reliefs where applied, including a further breakdown if possible of:
o Type of relief applied
o Date the relief was applied
o Value of the relief
· Full Address of the rated assessment
· Billing Address
· Occupied/Empty Status
I am aware that the Account Name may be considered personal in some instances so I ask that in these cases you supply the rest of the information provided with the Account name redacted. Also, if there are any aspects of our request you cannot disclose information for, could you please identify them with a reason.
ResponsePlease find attached the information requested.There are two spreadsheets; one has all of the Non-Domestic Rate addresses/occupiers on and the other shows all the reliefs currently awarded. Both spreadsheets include the property reference number. The relief codes are as follows: SBRE - small business rate relief SBRN - small business rate relief extension MAND - charitable mandatory relief CASC - community amateur sports club, mandatory relief REDI - retail discount SSB - supporting small businesses relief EPRI - empty property relief industrial EPRN - empty property relief non-industrial
NOTICE OF REFUSAL
The information requested in respect of value of relief awarded require us to manually check 2,290 cases and would far exceed the time limit set out by the Information Commissioner therefore under S12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000 provides an exemption from the obligation to comply with a request for information if the estimated costs of complying with that request would exceed the prescribed appropriate limit.
We estimate that the costs of complying with your request would exceed the appropriate limit by a significant amount.
For this reason we feel unable to comply with this request.
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