FOI request (FOIR-248505881)
Requested Fri 11 September 2020
Responded Tue 06 October 2020REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000.In accordance with the provisions specified within the above Act I hereby request the following information.All information requested relates to Business Rates. This request for information falls within the parameters of the Act but if you require clarification on any of the points above or should you wish to discuss this further then please do not hesitate to contact me.Required Information;-A list of all live business rates accounts with a 2017 list Rateable Value.• Property Reference Number (also known as Billing Authority Reference Number) of the property on which the charge is made. Please note that this is not the Rate Demand or Rate Account Number.• Current rateable value• Account holder name• Property address• The billing address (where different to the property address), the contact telephone number and email address• The date the current ratepayer became liable for the business rates - we do not require any historical account liability dates only the current ratepayers liability start date• Whether a property is empty or occupied• Where a property is currently empty please provide the date the ratepayer became liable for empty rates• Where there is an exemption on the account please provide the start and end date and type of exemption applied (e.g. listed building)• Where there is a relief on the account please provide the date it was applied and the type of relief (e.g. Retail Discount)• We do not require any personal information or sole traders.Please provide the information in an electronic, spreadsheet format ideally excel.
Please see attached spreadsheets.
They all contain the property reference number, for comparison purposes.
NOTICE OF REFUSAL
The information requested in respect of telephone numbers and email addresses would require us to manually input these 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.
In addition to this many would be exempt under Section 40(2) 'personal data'.
For this reason we feel unable to comply with this request
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