Freedom of Information Request - Business Rates

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Paul Turner-Mitchell

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would be interested in any information held by the local authority regarding my request. I understand that I do not have to specify particular files or documents and it is the departments responsibilty to provide the information I require. If you need further clarification please contact me by email.

I would like the information to be emailed to me in electronic form.

Please confirm:-

1) in the financial year 2019/20 please advise:-

I) total number of summons issued in the Magistrates Court for non-payment either in whole or and/or in part of non-domestic (business) rates

II) total number of Liability Orders obtained in the Magistrates Court for non-payment either in whole or in part of non-domestic (business) rates.

III) total number of referrals made to Enforcement Officers (Bailiffs) to enforce Liability Orders for non-payment either in whole or in part of non-domestic (business) rates.

If my request is denied in whole and/or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the Act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal any decision to withhold information and/or to charge fees from which this request should be exempt.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request. I look forward to your response within 20 working days as outlined by the statute.

Yours Faithfully,

Paul Turner-Mitchell

6 Fairway

Whitworth

OL12 8UF

Email: [email address]

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Information Requests, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Paul,

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are currently experiencing an increased volume of customer contacts which is having an impact on our ability to respond within our usual published timescales. To support the services that need our help most, we have suspended the delivery of our Information Request service. This includes the processing of all new and existing Freedom of Information, Environmental Information Regulation and Subject Access Requests from 24 March 2020 until further notice.

Please do not submit any new requests as these will not be dealt with. If you have previously made an Information Request and not yet received a response, please be aware that we will be unable to issue a response within the agreed statutory timescale.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times.

For further information about compliance in handling Information Requests during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website at www.ico.org.uk

Thank you
Customer Feedback, Information & Improvement Team

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Information Requests, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Paul

Thank you for your request for information about Business rate liability orders summonses.

Your email request was received on 18 May 2020 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request will be processed as soon as possible, and we will try to provide the information within 20 working days as required. The deadline date when the information should be available to you is 12 August 2020.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

Kind Regards

Jane Buchan
Customer Feedback and Improvement Officer
Customer Feedback, Information and Improvement Team
Core Services Directorate

Postal address:Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Customer Feedback, Information and Improvement Team, PO Box 634, Barnsley, S70 9GG

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Information Requests, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Good afternoon Paul,
Please find attached the results of my findings for your FOI request.
Thank you

Cathryn Copley
Customer Feedback, Information & Improvement Officer
Business Improvement, Human Resources & Communications
Core Services Directorate
Westgate Plaza One
Barnsley MBC
C/O Corporate Mail Room
PO Box 634
Barnsley
S70 9GG

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