Business Rates

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Torbay Borough Council,

Please can you provide me with the following information under the
Freedom Of Information Act 2000:-

The most up to date list you can obtain (Ideally from April 2016) (please provide the date of the data) with;
(a) List all Commercial properties with their Rateable Values and addresses.
(b) The names and addresses of the Rate payers referred to above
for each property and their correspondence address (if different
from the property address)
(c) The full billing authority reference for each property (this is the property reference not the account number)
(d) The current liability payable for the year 2015/16 & 2016/17
(e) The date the rateable occupier first became liable for the
business rates
(f) If the property is empty that date it became empty
(g) Please also state which hereditament is currently receiving
I. Charitable rate relief (mandatory rate relief)
II. Discretionary rate relief
III. Empty property rate relief
IV. Listed building exemption
V. Retail Relief
VI Small Business Rate Relief
VII. Any other relief
(h) List of all credits on account and the amounts

In accordance with the ICO Torbay decision, I would appreciate it of this Council did not withhold the names of sole traders and partners. In the circumstances of the Torbay case the individuals were private landlords or sole traders and the Commissioner concluded that disclosure of their names would not breach the first data protection principle as the information relates to the business activities of the individuals concerned and not activities they undertake simply or solely in their private lives. The Commissioner concluded that disclosure would be fair and meet schedule 2 condition 6 of the Data Protection Act.

Thanking you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Katy Stone

Freedom of Information, Torbay Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Stone

 

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 11 May
2016. We are currently processing your request and will contact you within
20 working days.

 

If you have any queries regarding your request, please do not hesitate to
contact us, quoting the reference number above in all communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Bee Laithwaite

Information Compliance Support Officer

Torbay Council

Torquay Town Hall

Castle Circus

Torquay

TQ1 3DR

': 01803 207177
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The Information Compliance Team will aim to acknowledge correspondence
within 3 working days unless a restriction is in place.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom of Information, Torbay Borough Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Ms Stone

 

Further to your request received on 11 May 2016, I confirm that Torbay
Council has now considered your request under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000. Our response is as follows:

 

The most up to date list you can obtain (Ideally from April 2016) (please
provide the date of the data) with;

 

(a)     List all Commercial properties with their Rateable Values and
addresses.

(b)     The names and addresses of the Rate payers referred to above for
each property and their correspondence address (if different from the
property address)

(c)     The full billing authority reference for each property (this is
the property reference not the account number)

(d)     The current liability payable for the year 2015/16 & 2016/17

(e)     The date the rateable occupier first became liable for the
business rates

(f)      If the property is empty that date it became empty

(g)     Please also state which hereditament is currently receiving I.
Charitable rate relief (mandatory rate relief) II. Discretionary rate
relief III. Empty property rate relief IV. Listed building exemption V.
Retail Relief VI Small Business Rate Relief VII. Any other relief

(h)     List of all credits on account and the amounts

 

This information is attached.  Please note, it is difficult to determine
in some instances whether the correspondence address is a personal
property or business premises and therefore this has been removed under
Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Information may be
obtainable by using Companies House or similar websites.

 

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your
own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for
the purpose of news reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial
publication, would require the permission of the copyright holder.

 

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me directly, quoting the reference number listed at the top of this letter
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make a complaint please write to Information Compliance, Town Hall, Castle
Circus, Torquay, TQ1 3DR or complete the on-line complaint form that can
be found at [1]www.torbay.gov.uk.

 

If after going through the Council’s complaints process you are still not
satisfied, you can contact the Information Commissioner direct.

 

Information Commissioner Helpline: 0303 123 1113
01625 545 745
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[3]www.ico.org.uk
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Yours sincerely

 

 

Vicky Wills

Information Compliance Advisor

Torbay Council

 

Phone: 01803 207467

Mail: Information Compliance, Torbay Council, Town Hall, Castle Circus,
Torquay, TQ1 3DR

 

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within 3 working days unless a restriction is in place.

 

 

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