FOI request (FOIR-428469342)
Unclaimed business rate credit write on balances
Requested Thu 09 June 2022
Responded Thu 15 September 2022
We are aware of the fact that Billing Authorities hold on account sums of money that are due to be returned to ratepayers and for a variety of reasons have not been repaid.
I therefore request a breakdown of any write on balances accrued since your earliest records, for the amounts owing to all incorporated companies within your authority's billing area, including the following information:
a. The legal name of each business in respect of which Non-Domestic rate credit balances remain payable.
b. The value of overpayment in each case which remains unclaimed.
c. The years(s) in which overpayment was made.
d. The hereditament address.
e. The legal name of each business in respect of which Non-Domestic rate credit balances have been written back on to the NDR account.
f. The value of write back in each case which remains unclaimed.
g. The years(s) in which the write back was made (if available).
h. The hereditament address that the write back relates to.
Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding. The department that held the requested information has been dealing with all COVID-19 and government grants which has taken priority over day to day duties.
Please note that the Property Reference Number relates to the property, not the account number for the customer. This reference is available on the internet, for example the gov.uk website regarding a property's rateable value.
The figure in the 'outstanding debt' column is the credit amount.
We do not have a report with an option to pick up credits, so we have selected accounts with a debt less than zero to pick up all accounts in credit.
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