Retail Discount FOI

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.


In accordance with the provisions specified within the above Act I hereby request the following information.
All information requested relates to Business Rates.
Required Information; - A list of all RV's up to £51k where you have granted retail discount relief for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 rate year.
• Property Reference Number (also known as Billing Authority Reference Number) of the property on which the charge is made. Please note that this is not the Rate Demand or Rate Account Number.
• Current rateable value
• Account holder name
• Property address
• The billing address (where different to the property address)
• Where there is a relief on the account please provide the date it was applied and the type of relief (e.g. charity)
• We do not require any personal information or sole traders.

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.

Richard Roberts

info, Lancaster City Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Richard Roberts,

Freedom of Information Request - Ref: FOI 3263

I write to confirm receipt of your request for information, which was
received on 12th March 2020 and has been processed under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. Your request has been given the unique reference
number as stated in the subject header above and you should quote this
reference number in all correspondence.




Information relating to Business Rates accounts is available on our
website at the following address:





If this response is unsatisfactory to you, please contact this office. For
details of how to appeal a decision we have made, see below.



How to Appeal


Internal Review

If you are not satisfied with this response, you have the right to an
internal review.  The handling of your request will be looked at by
someone who was not responsible for the original case, and they will make
a decision as to whether we answered your request correctly.


If you would like to request a review, please write or send an email to
the Council, within two months of the date of this email, at the following


Information Governance

Lancaster City Council

Town Hall

Dalton Square




Email:  [2][Lancaster City Council request email]


Information Commissioner’s Office


If you remain dissatisfied after an internal review decision, you have the
right to apply to the Information Commissioner’s Office.  The Commissioner
is an independent regulator who has the power to direct us to respond to
your request differently if he considers that we have handled it


You can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at the following


Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane





Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a
national rate number

Website:  [3]



Re-use of Public-Sector Information


Some of the information that we provide in response to FOIA requests will
be subject to copyright protection. In most cases the copyright will be
owned by Lancaster City Council. The copyright in other information may be
owned by another person or organisation, as indicated on the information


You are free to use any information supplied for your own non-commercial
research or private study purposes. The information may also be used for
any other purpose allowed by a limitation or exception in copyright law,
such as news reporting. However, any other type of re-use, for example by
publishing the information in analogue or digital form, including on the
internet, will require the permission of the copyright owner.


For information where the copyright is owned by Lancaster City Council,
please contact this office if you would like to request permission.


For information where the copyright is owned by another person or
organisation you must apply to the copyright owner to obtain their



Yours sincerely



J McGrath

Information Governance Officer

Deputy Data Protection Officer


Email: [4][Lancaster City Council request email]

Tel:      (01524) 58 2000


Lancaster City Council,

Town Hall, Lancaster LA1 1PJ

Website: [5]






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