Freedom of Information Request - Business Rates

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

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]

Contact Harlow, Harlow District Council

1 Atodiad

Thank you for contacting Harlow Council.

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http://www.harlow.gov.uk/privacy-notice

This E-Mail and any attachments are intended for the addressee only, and may contain confidential or privileged information. If you are not, or suspect you are not, the intended recipient, you must not copy, distribute or take any action in reliance on it. If you have received this E-Mail in error please notify us immediately and delete this E-Mail and any attachments. Please note that although this message has been checked for viruses, we cannot guarantee that this message or any attachment is virus free or has not been intercepted or amended. The information contained in this E-Mail may be subject to public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Unless the information is legally exempt from disclosure, the confidentiality of this E-Mail and your reply cannot be guaranteed. The views of the author may not necessarily reflect those of the Council. All communications sent to or from the Council may be subject to recording and / or monitoring in accordance with relevant legislation.

Contact Harlow, Harlow District Council

Dear Paul,                              

Your Freedom of Information request has been logged under reference RFI208821801.
Please quote the above reference number should you require any further information. 

How will we use your personal information?
Harlow Council will process the personal information you have provided under Article 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) for the purposes of processing this request for information. The information is also used to compile statistics for use by Harlow Council, however, this does not include information that will identify you as an individual.

Although it is not our intention to collect any other personal information and/or sensitive personal information (e.g. in respect of race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or similar beliefs; physical or mental health or condition; sexual history or orientation; trade union membership), you may provide information of this type inadvertently in your response(s) to particular areas of this form (for example Part 5 ‘Do you have any special needs when viewing the information or in what format it is provided?’). Any sensitive personal information collected will be kept confidential and secure and will not be shared with any third parties.

Who will we share your personal information with?
Your information will be shared with the relevant departments of Harlow Council in order to provide the information you have requested.  Your information will also be shared where the Council is under a legal obligation to do so, for example between our services and with other official organisations, such as the Police and other government bodies.

How long will we keep your information?
Records relating to this request for information will be retained for three years from the date of the last action.

For more information on how we collect, use and protect personal information generally, as well as your rights as a data subject please view our main privacy notice on our website by visiting http://www.harlow.gov.uk/privacy-notice 

If you do not have online access a paper copy of our main privacy notice can be provided by contacting us on the details provided below.

Best wishes,

Contact Harlow

Harlow Council, Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1WG
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National coronavirus (COVID-19) situation

We are continuing to run essential services at this time and our service provision continues to be reviewed as government guidance changes. The latest service updates and information on how we are supporting residents and businesses at this time can be found on our coronavirus webpage www.harlow.gov.uk/coronavirus

The Civic Centre remains closed to the public, but you can still contact us by phone on 01279 446655 Monday to Friday 9am to 4.45pm. If you have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak you can phone our Community Hub on 01279 927005. The hub can help you access food, prescriptions and help you find other support. The hub is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays and bank holidays.    

The latest government public health advice on what you need to do can be read on the government’s website https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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Toby Bowler, Harlow District Council

2 Atodiad

Good afternoon,

 

With regards to the above mentioned Freedom of Information request, please
see below

 

Kind regards

 

Toby Bowler

Systems Administrator and Project Officer

Revenues & Benefits

 

Alternative Contacts:

Paul Montgomery – Senior Manager (Support & Development)

Andy Kemp – IT Systems Administrator and Project Officer

 

Visit our website [1]www.harlow.gov.uk

Follow us on twitter @HarlowCouncil

 

Harlow Council, Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1WG

 

National coronavirus (COVID-19) situation

 

We are continuing to run essential services at this time and our service
provision continues to be reviewed as government guidance changes. The
latest service updates and information on how we are supporting residents
and businesses at this time can be found on our coronavirus
webpage [2]www.harlow.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

The Civic Centre remains closed to the public, but you can still contact
us by phone on 01279 446655 Monday to Friday 9am to 4.45pm. If you have
been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak you can phone our Community Hub
on 01279 927005. The hub can help you access food, prescriptions and help
you find other support. The hub is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and
10am to 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays and bank holidays.    

 

The latest government public health advice on what you need to do can be
read on the government’s website [3]https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

 

 

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This E-Mail and any attachments are intended for the addressee only, and
may contain confidential or privileged information. If you are not, or
suspect you are not, the intended recipient, you must not copy, distribute
or take any action in reliance on it. If you have received this E-Mail in
error please notify us immediately and delete this E-Mail and any
attachments. Please note that although this message has been checked for
viruses, we cannot guarantee that this message or any attachment is virus
free or has not been intercepted or amended. The information contained in
this E-Mail may be subject to public disclosure under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. Unless the information is legally exempt from
disclosure, the confidentiality of this E-Mail and your reply cannot be
guaranteed. The views of the author may not necessarily reflect those of
the Council. All communications sent to or from the Council may be subject
to recording and / or monitoring in accordance with relevant legislation.

 

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