Small Business Rates Relief
Gareth Elton made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cheshire West and Chester Council
This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.
Dear Cheshire West and Chester Council,
Please provide a complete list of business addresses and their
occupiers with rateable values between £2,000 and £12,000 that are
NOT in receipt of small business rate relief.
Please also list their property description, actual liability (i.e.
rates payable) and what
date they are liable from, as well as the billing authority
reference number for each account.
Please can you ensure this information is accurate and up to date.
RE: Your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
Case Reference: 101002551542
Dear Mr Elton
Thank you for your email.
It will be treated as a request within the meaning of the Act: this means that we will send you a full response within 20 working days, either supplying you with the information which you want, or explaining to you why we cannot supply it.
If we need any further clarification or there is any problem we will be in touch.
In the meantime if you wish to discuss this further please contact FOI West. It would be helpful if you could quote the log number.
Dear Mr Elton
Thank you for your request for information of 1 December 2014 which has
been logged as 2551542 and has been dealt with under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. We confirm that Cheshire West and Chester Council
hold information relating to your request.
Please find attached a spreadsheet. Please note that we have excluded
details of any accounts registered to private individuals from this list
under Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act. Section 40 (2)
of the Act states that information is exempt from disclosure if it
constitutes the personal data of a third party and its disclosure under
the Act would breach any of the data Protection principles or section 10
of the Data Protection Act (DPA). Blank rows/cells within the spreadsheet
indicate where personal data has been redacted.
The Council considers that the information is exempt from disclosure under
subsection 40 (2) for the following reasons:
1. The requested information is the personal data of a third party,
namely the individual account holder. The definition of personal data is
taken from Section 1 of the DPA.
It is the Council’s view that: -
• Disclosing the data would be unfair to the individual concerned,
• Disclosure is considered incompatible with the purpose for which the
information was gathered.
2. The Data Protection Act Principles - the council considers that
disclosure will contravene the first data protection principle, which
states that “ personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully, and in
particular, shall not be processed unless –
(a) At least one of the conditions in schedule 2 is met, and
(b) In the case of sensitive personal data, at least one of the
conditions in Schedule 3 is also met.”
The Council considers that disclosure will be unfair, as the requested
information held in relation to the individual was not intended for wider
We trust this answers your enquiry.
The Council considers that your request has been answered in full by
either confirming that information is not held, providing you with the
information requested, or explaining why any information has been withheld
and the reasons for any redaction. Where applicable, the Council has
also told you the reasons for the delay in responding to your request.
If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled you can request a review by writing to the Solutions Team within
40 working days from the date of the Council’s response. You are entitled
to a review by the Council if:
• You are dissatisfied with the Council’s explanation of why the
application was not dealt with within the 20 working day time limit.
• All the information requested is not being disclosed and you
have not received an explanation why some information is not being
• A reason for the disclosures under the request being refused is
• You consider that exemptions have been wrongly applied, and/or
• You consider that a fee has been wrongly applied.
Please set out your grounds for seeking a review together with what
specific part of your request those grounds apply to and the outcome you
are seeking. The Council reserves the right to ask you for clarification
of the grounds for your review request if the grounds are not clear, and
to delay commencing the review if such grounds are not provided.
The Solutions Team can be contacted by email via:
[Cheshire West and Chester Council request email] or at the following address:
Cheshire West and Chester Council
58 Nicholas Street
The Solutions Team will acknowledge a request for an internal review
within 5 working days and complete the review as soon as possible and no
later than 40 working days from receipt of the request.
More information about the Council’s internal review process can be found
If you remain dissatisfied following the outcome of your review, you have
a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:
The Information Commissioner's Office
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45
There is no charge for making an appeal.
Solutions Assistant - Solutions Team
Cheshire West and Chester Council
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