Dear Coventry City Council,
Please can you provide a list of non-domestic rates assessments in
your authority area in excess of £10,000 Rateable Value detailing
the company name, Billing Authority Reference Number, hereditament
address including postcode, telephone number if known, Director
details if known and Rateable Value.
Dear Mr Lamerton
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for requesting information about business rates, which the
Council received on 26^th January 2012. Your request has been considered
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
You have requested the following information:
Please can you provide a list of non-domestic rates assessments in your
authority area in excess of £10,000 Rateable Value detailing the company
name, Billing Authority Reference Number, hereditament address including
postcode, telephone number if known, Director details if known and
Please see attached spreadsheet which shows the information we are able to
provide. Unfortunately Coventry City Council are unable to provide
telephone numbers or Director details as we do not record this
information. Following reasonable enquiries therefore, it has been
established that the Council does not hold the above information.
Consequently, we are unable to provide any information relating to the
above, and are informing you as required per Section 1(1)(a) of the Act,
"Any person making a request for information to a public authority is
entitled to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it
holds information of the description specified in the request"
Please note that the attached spreadsheet excludes names where the owner
of a company is an individual or sole trader. This information is being
withheld as it falls under the exemption in Section 40(3) of the Act.
This information constitutes personal information and its disclosure is
judged in this instance to be a breach of Data Protection principles,
notably the first principle - that of fair and lawful processing. This
exemption is absolute and in it's application , no consideration of the
public interest is required.
Please note that most of the information that you request is owned by the
Coventry City Council and subject to copyright protection. Under the
Re-Use of Public Sector Information 2005 Regulations you are free to use
this information for your own use or for the purposes of news reporting.
However, any other type of re-use under the Regulations, for example;
publication of the information or circulation to the public, will require
permission of the copyright owner and may be subject to terms and
conditions. For documents where the copyright does not belong to Coventry
City Council you will need to apply separately to the copyright holder.
If you wish to apply to reuse the information you have requested or have
any other issues relating to this request please do not hesitate to
I hope you feel that our response meets your request. However if you are
dissatisfied you have a right to make a complaint about the handling of
your request, and you also have a right to make an appeal about the
outcome of your request – in the first instance this should be to the
Council's Information Governance Team at:
Council House, Room 21a
Lower Ground Floor
Earl Street, Coventry.
[Coventry City Council request email]
If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome of the complaint and/or
appeal under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, you have the right to
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Finance & Legal Services
Coventry City Council
1^st floor Christchurch House
Tel: 02476 832 867
Fax: 02476 833 770
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