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Ishan Shrivastava made this Freedom of Information request to Hull City Council

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Ishan Shrivastava

Dear Hull City Council,

I wonder if you can help.

I am doing a dissertation and write regarding the above and would like to make a FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (FOI) for the following information be supplied under the Freedom of Information Act.

Could you please supply the details of all your (NON DOMESTIC ONLY) rate payers, within your Local Authority, I am seeking to source the following information: -

1) Account Holder or the business trading name?
2) Full postal Address
3) Post code?
4) Rateable Value?
5) The date the account holder became liable for NON DOMESTIC RATES
6) What if any relief they receive? SBRR, RETAIL, RURAL, RETAIL, DISCRETIONARY, relief etc. etc.
7) Also if possible please include all businesses THAT ARE NOT currently receiving any form of local support / relief from your respective authority
8) My preference would be to receive the most updated report if possible from January 2015, onwards?

The format for the data in Excel would be great either and excel workbook or CSV format. For your reference I have prepared a trial file to give you some idea what I am seeking to receive.

Thank you for help and I look forward very much sir/ madam to hearing from you at your earliest opportunity

Yours faithfully,

Ishan Shrivastava

Information Governance, Hull City Council

Dear Mr Shrivastava,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request - 001600/15

 

We acknowledge receipt of your information request received on 14^th
September 2015 which is being processed according to the Freedom of
Information Act (2000)

 

The legislation allows us 20 working days to respond which takes us to
12^th October 2015  There are some circumstances under which this deadline
may be extended legally but we will inform you as soon as we know if these
apply.

 

Questions

 

Could you please supply the details of all your (NON DOMESTIC ONLY) rate
payers, within your Local Authority, I am seeking to source the following
information: -

 

1)  Account Holder or the business trading name?

 

2)   Full postal Address

 

3) Post code?

 

4)  Rateable Value?

 

5)  The date the account holder became liable for NON DOMESTIC RATES

 

6) What if any relief they receive? SBRR, RETAIL, RURAL, RETAIL,
DISCRETIONARY, relief etc. etc.

 

7)  Also if possible please include all businesses THAT ARE NOT currently
receiving any form of local support / relief from your respective
authority

 

8)  My preference would be to receive the most updated report if possible
from January 2015, onwards?

 

 

 

Should you wish to complain about our response in any way this must
initially be done by e-mailing [1][Hull City Council request email] or by
contacting us at The Information Governance Team, The Guildhall, Alfred
Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AA.

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review then you
may take your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the
government body established to enforce the legislation.

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House Water Lane,

Wilmslow,

Cheshire,

SK9 5AF

 

Web site:                     [2]https://ico.org.uk

Report a concern        [3]https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

Email:                       [4][email address]

Tel:                  0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745
(national rate)

 

ICO states that any emails you choose to send to them, or that they send
to you, are not secure as email messages can be intercepted.

ICO asks that you include a contact telephone number on any emails you
send to them. 

 

The Council’s Freedom of Information Policy, which includes the charging
policy, is available on request and from the web site
[5]www.hullcc.gov.uk.  Also available is a booklet on ‘Accessing
Information from Hull City Council’ which explains how to request
information and your rights (according to the Data Protection Act 1998 and
The Freedom of Information Act 2000).

 

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Kevin Mobbs
Service Support Officer
Town Clerks Service
Guildhall
Hull
HU1 2AA
Telephone 01482 300300
[email address]

 

 

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Information Governance, Hull City Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Shrivastava

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request - 001600/15

 

With regard to your Freedom of Information request received on 14
September 2015, please find our response below

 

 

Question

 

Could you please supply the details of all your (NON DOMESTIC ONLY) rate
payers, within your Local Authority, I am seeking to source the following
information: -

 

1)  Account Holder or the business trading name?

 

2)   Full postal Address

 

3) Post code?

 

4)  Rateable Value?

 

5)  The date the account holder became liable for NON DOMESTIC RATES

 

6) What if any relief they receive? SBRR, RETAIL, RURAL, RETAIL,
DISCRETIONARY, relief etc. etc.

 

7)  Also if possible please include all businesses THAT ARE NOT currently
receiving any form of local support / relief from your respective
authority

 

8)  My preference would be to receive the most updated report if possible
from January 2015, onwards?

 

In accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act, the
Council is required to inform you that some of the information on the
enclosed document has not been provided and has been withheld due to the
following exemption under the Act.

 

Section 40 – Personal Information

It is considered that this exemption under Section 40(2) of the Act
applies, namely that some of the information is personal information and
all personal details are protected under the Data Protection Act 1998
legislation. The Council cannot disclose personal information where to do
so would breach any of the data protection principles.

 

In this case, we consider that to release the names of junior staff
members and the names and home addresses of external third parties cannot
be justified and consent would not be given therefore disclosure would
breach the rights of these individuals under the Act

 

Please see the attached spreadsheet for our response.

 

Although information supplied in response to your request may be in a
Microsoft Excel format please feel free to contact us should you wish the
information to be supplied in an alternative more readable/reusable format

 

We hope that you will be satisfied with our response and should you
require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact
us. 

 

 

Should you wish to complain about our response in any way this must
initially be done by e-mailing [1][Hull City Council request email] or by
contacting us at The Information Governance Team, The Guildhall, Alfred
Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AA.

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review then you
may take your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the
government body established to enforce the legislation.

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House Water Lane,

Wilmslow,

Cheshire,

SK9 5AF

 

Web site:                     [2]https://ico.org.uk

Report a concern        [3]https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

Email:                       [4][email address]

Tel:                  0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745
(national rate)

 

ICO states that any emails you choose to send to them, or that they send
to you, are not secure as email messages can be intercepted.

ICO asks that you include a contact telephone number on any emails you
send to them. 

 

The Council’s Freedom of Information Policy, which includes the charging
policy, is available on request and from the web site
[5]www.hullcc.gov.uk.  Also available is a booklet on ‘Accessing
Information from Hull City Council’ which explains how to request
information and your rights (according to the Data Protection Act 1998 and
The Freedom of Information Act 2000).

 

 

This information may be subject to copyright. The Freedom of Information
Act does not give you an automatic right to re-use this information in a
way that would infringe copyright, for example, by publishing it or
distributing copies.  You are free to use it for your own purposes
including any non-commercial research or private study or for the purposes
of news reporting.

If you wish to re-use this information and this was not specified in your
initial application please contact us to discuss conditions for re-use. In
most cases we will permit use and re-use in accordance with The Open
Government Licence which can be found at
[6]www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

 

Information Governance Team

Town Clerk's Service

Resources Directorate

Hull City Council

Tel: 01482 300300

 

 

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