AYLESBURY VALE DISTRICT COUNCIL
RESPONSE TO INFORMATION REQUEST
This request was answered under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000.
Reference: FOI 3933 - NNDR
Date Reply Sent: 8/12/2014
Thank you for your information request to Aylesbury
Vale District Council (AVDC).
Please provide a complete list of business
addresses and their
For live accounts:
occupiers with rateable
values between £2,000 and £12,000 that
We confirm we hold the information requested.
are NOT in receipt of small business rate relief.
However, Section 21 of the Freedom of Information
Please also list their property
(FOI) Act does not require a public authority to supply
description, actual liability (i.e. rates payable),
information requested where it is reasonably available
date they are liable from and indicate if the
to the applicant.
account is live or
The information you have requested is available on our
public website and so is reasonably available to the
general public. We are therefore refusing your request
under Section 21.
The information requested can be found on the
following web page: http://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/about/accessing-
Please note you will need to cross-reference across the
spreadsheets to obtain the information you require.
Rates payable can be calculated from the rateable
values using the national multiplier, the details of which
can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/business-
We are therefore refusing this part of your request
under Section 21 of the Act which allows a public
authority to refuse information which is reasonably
available to the applicant by other means. In this case
the information is reasonably available as outlined
For closed accounts:
There are over 2000 properties that fall within the RV
limits specified and as we have no way of generating a
report to show the accounts at these properties since
2005 and whether they are currently claiming SBRR.
Each property that falls in the RV parameters for the
specified time could have multiple accounts and each
will need to be checked manually. We estimate it would
require 2 minutes to check each account.
2 mins x 2000 accounts = 4000 mins.
4000 mins / 60 = 66.6 hours.
We therefore estimate that compliance with this part of
your request would exceed the appropriate costs limit
under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (£450, 18 hours at £25 per hour), and are
Should you require further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or write to The
Administration and Information Officer, IT Division,
Aylesbury Vale District Council, The Gateway,
Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 8FF.
If you feel that your request has not been properly
handled or if you are dissatisfied with the outcome, you
can request an internal review by e-mailing us at the
above address, or writing to us at:
Information and Administration Officer
Aylesbury Vale District Council
Please note that you have the right to make a
complaint direct to the Information Commissioner and
details on how to do this are set out on the Information
Commissioner’s website www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
Commissioner, however, will normally expect a
complainant to have exhausted a public authority's
internal review procedures first.
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in the first instance. Data Protection
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notification to the Information Commissioner and may use this information for any of them. We may receive information
about you from other organisations, or we may give information to them. If we do it will only be as the law permits, to check
the accuracy of information, to prevent fraud or detect crime, or to protect public funds.