Business Rates

Mr G. E. Burns made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Fife Council

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Fife Council,

I would be obliged if you could forward the information requested below:- For as many years as you can provide:
1. Details of all genuine credits that are held on your business rates system to include: credits written away to suspense/ control accounts
2. Amounts written off
3. Credits which are due to non individuals.

Please exclude all non genuine credits that may have arisen as a result of internal accounting practices or system changes.
Could you please provide the following details:-
* Name of ratepayer
* Amount (Value)
* Date credit arose
* Property Address Including Postcode
* Billing Address Including Postcode
* Account Number
* Account status (open/closed/archive) * Property Reference Number
* Reason for Credit

Yours faithfully,

Gregor Burns

Fife Council

Dear Gregor Burns,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your information request received on 24/11/2017 our ref: 19725. This is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

We are presently assessing your request and may be in touch soon to ask for further clarification or to offer advice and assistance if we are not able to fulfil your request in its present form.

The legislation allows us up to 20 working days from the date that we receive a valid request, including any clarification we require, to make a final response. We will be in touch within 20 working days of receipt of your initial request to provide our response or to seek clarification where necessary. We hope to provide you with the information you are looking for at an earlier date where possible.

Yours sincerely,

Elaine Walters
Information Specialist

Elaine Walters, Fife Council

Dear Gregor Burns,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

I refer to your email dated and received 24/11/2017, our ref 19725. 

 

The information you have requested is a NIL return.  I trust that this
meets your requirements.

 

If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled your request, you
have the right to request a review of the decision. Please write to: Head
of Legal Services, Finance & Corporate Services, Fife House, North Street,
Glenrothes, KY7 5LT or e-mail to [email address]. The law provides
for you to make this request up to 60 working days from when we received
your enquiry or 40 working days from when you receive this correspondence
whichever is the later date. Where the outcome of the review fails to
resolve the matter to your complete satisfaction you have the right to
apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision.www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

Fife Council will consider and seek to resolve any request to the Head of
Legal Services that falls outside these time scales.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Elaine Walters

Customer Experience Information Specialist

Information Management & Requests Team

Customer Service Improvement

Fife Council

 

                

 

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Dear Elaine Walters,

Thank you, Can you confirm that a NIL return indicates that Fife Council have zero business rates accounts in credit.

Yours sincerely,

Mr G. E. Burns

Elaine Walters, Fife Council

I am on annual leave until Tuesday 19 December and will respond to any
emails on my return. If your email is urgent please contact
[1][Fife Council request email]

Regards 

Elaine

 

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Elaine Walters, Fife Council

Dear Gregor Burns,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

Thank you for your information request received on 20/12/2017 our ref:
20014. This is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002.

 

We are presently assessing your request and may be in touch soon to ask
for further clarification or to offer advice and assistance if we are not
able to fulfil your request in its present form.

 

The legislation allows us up to 20 working days from the date that we
receive a valid request, including any clarification we require, to make a
final response.  We will be in touch within 20 working days of receipt of
your initial request to provide our response or to seek clarification
where necessary.  We hope to provide you with the information you are
looking for at an earlier date where possible.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Elaine Walters

Customer Experience Information Specialist

Information Management & Requests Team

Customer Service Improvement

Fife Council

 

                

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Elaine Walters, Fife Council

Dear Gregor Burns,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

I refer to your email dated and received 20/12/2017, our ref 20014. 

 

I am pleased to detail the information you requested below and trust that
it meets your requirements.

 

Can you confirm that a NIL return indicates that Fife Council have zero
business rates accounts in credit?

 

Yes, that is correct, we process all credit balances on a monthly basis. 

 

A list of credit balances is produced from our NDR database however these
balances require to be verified before they are actioned for refund. 
  Once the verification process is complete refunds are made by bacs.  If
we do not hold BACS details contact will be made with the business
concerned to inform them we hold a credit balance and the reason for the
credit; we also request the necessary details to enable payment.

 

If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled your request, you
have the right to request a review of the decision. Please write to: Head
of Legal Services, Finance & Corporate Services, Fife House, North Street,
Glenrothes, KY7 5LT or e-mail to [email address]. The law provides
for you to make this request up to 60 working days from when we received
your enquiry or 40 working days from when you receive this correspondence
whichever is the later date. Where the outcome of the review fails to
resolve the matter to your complete satisfaction you have the right to
apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision.www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

Fife Council will consider and seek to resolve any request to the Head of
Legal Services that falls outside these time scales.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Elaine Walters

Customer Experience Information Specialist

Information Management & Requests Team

Customer Service Improvement

Fife Council

 

                

 

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