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Gareth Elton made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Hull City Council

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Dear Hull City Council,

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

(a) List all non-domestic properties and their addresses.
(b) The names of the Rate payers referred to above for each
property (excluding all the personal information).
(c) The billing authority reference number for each property (Not
the account number).
(d) The date the rate payer became liable for the bill
(e) Details of what reliefs, if any, the rate payer receives (Mandatory, Discretionary, Exempt)

Can you also please make sure this information is as up-to-date as possible at the time of receiving the request

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Elton

Information Governance, Hull City Council

Dear Mr Elton,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request - 001702/15

 

We acknowledge receipt of your information request received on 30^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
28^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

 

(a) List all non-domestic properties and their addresses.

(b) The names of the Rate payers referred to above for each property
(excluding all the personal information).

(c) The billing authority reference number for each property (Not the
account number).

(d) The date the rate payer became liable for the bill

(e) Details of what reliefs, if any, the rate payer receives (Mandatory,
Discretionary, Exempt

 

 

 

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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Gray Claire, Hull City Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Elton

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request - 001702/15

 

With regard to your Freedom of Information request received on 30
September 2015, please find our response attached and below.

 

 

Questions

 

(a) List all non-domestic properties and their addresses.

(b) The names of the Rate payers referred to above for each property
(excluding all the personal information).

(c) The billing authority reference number for each property (Not the
account number).

(d) The date the rate payer became liable for the bill

(e) Details of what reliefs, if any, the rate payer receives (Mandatory,
Discretionary, Exempt

 

We must inform you that some of the information you have requested will
not be supplied.  In accordance with the exemption at Section 12 of the
Act a public authority is not required to comply with an information
request where the appropriate time/cost limit would be exceeded. 

 

Business Rates have identified that the liability start date is not
provided as part of their current reports and that it would require a
manual search through every account to identify, extract and collate this
information.  Based on absolute minimum of one minute per account this
equates to over 147 Hours. 

 

Whilst this is a strict interpretation of the Act, the Council policy is
to provide a balance between the needs of the requester and the use of
resources to ensure effective service provision is maintained.  We
therefore provide the following responses to your questions.

 

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
attached 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) (b) of the Act
applies, namely that the rate payers of non Public Limited companies and
Limited companies is personal information and disclosure would breach the
rights of the individuals under the Data Protection Act.  The Council
cannot disclose personal information where to do so would breach any of
the data protection principles.  In this case it has not proved practical
to ask the data subjects for their consent to disclose the information
about them.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Claire Gray

Information Governance Officer

Town Clerk's Service

Resources Directorate

Hull City Council

Tel: 01482 300300

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