Dear West Lancashire District 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) OR where possible, the UARN (Unique Authority Reference 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)
(f) The rateable value for 2010 and where possible the draft 2017 rateable value
Can you also please make sure this information is as up-to-date as possible at the time of receiving the request
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14 August 2019
Dear Mr Smith,
Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information
Thank you for your email of 8 August 2019 where you requested information
about Business Rates accounts in the West Lancashire area.
Please find attached information, as requested.
We do not provide details of individuals / sole traders, as this is
personal information, This information is exempt under section 40
(personal information) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), as the
information constitutes third party data. Section 40(2) provides that
personal data about third parties is exempt information if one of the
conditions set out in section 40(3) is satisfied. Under the FOI Act
disclosure of this information would breach the fair processing principle
contained in the Data Protection Act (DPA), where it would be unfair to
that person/is confidential.
We have omitted any details to directly identify empty and unused
property. This is a crime prevention measure, and is covered by section 31
of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Please note that the current rateable value has been provided.
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