Dear Medway Council,
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000.
In accordance with the provisions specified within the above Act I hereby request the following information.
Required Information; - A list of all hereditaments where you have granted EXPANDED RETAIL DISCOUNT for the 2020/21 rate year.
This request relates to business rates but please only refer us to data available for download on your website if it contains the requested EXPANDED RETAIL DISCOUNT data.
• Property Reference Number (also known as Billing Authority Reference Number) of the property on which the charge is made. This is not the Rate Demand or Account Number.
• Current Rateable Value
• Account holder name
• Property address
• The billing address (where different to the property address)
Please provide the information in an electronic, spreadsheet format ideally excel. The Act requires that a response be provided within a period of 20 working days from the date hereof.
This request for information falls within the parameters of the Act but if you require clarification on any of the points above or should you wish to discuss this further then please do not hesitate to contact me. The requested information passes all required public interest tests and other requirements and is not exempt from disclosure.
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Please be advised that we are doing our very best to respond to requests within timescales, however, in the current climate, requests may be delayed due to staff shortages or deployment of staff to critical services. The ICO have issued advice which can be found on their website at www.ico.org.uk. Thank you for your patience during this time.
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Dear Mr Roberts
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request and please accept my
apologies for the delay in replying.
Please find attached response for your attention.
Ian Johnson | Revenues Manager | Shared Management Arrangement Medway
Council and Gravesham Borough Council
01634 332294 | Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, ME4 4TR
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