Uncollected Business Rates

Yn disgwyl am adolygiad mewnol gan Liverpool City Council o'u triniaeth o'r cais hwn.

Dear Liverpool City Council,

1. Would you please advise the amounts of business rates which remain outstanding for each of the following fiscal years:

a. 2018/19
b. 2017/18
c. 2016/17
d. 2015/16
e. 2014/15
f. 2013/14

2. For each of those years please also advise the amounts owed by businesses which are no longer trading due to closure, administration, liquidation etc.

Yours faithfully,

Anthony Spiller

Liverpool City Council

 
Dear Anthony Spiller
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 3 March
2020 concerning Dear Liverpool City Council,

1. Would you please advise the amounts of business rates which remain
outstanding for each of the following fiscal years:

a. 2018/19
b. 2017/18
c. 2016/17
d. 2015/16
e. 2014/15
f. 2013/14

2. For each of those years please also advise the amounts owed by
businesses which are no longer trading due to closure, administration,
liquidation etc.

Yours faithfully,

Anthony Spiller...
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and we aim to send a response by 31 March 2020.
 
In some case, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we will
send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Information Team
Liverpool City Council
 
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Anthony Spiller

Dear Liverpool City Council,

I appreciate that we are in unprecedented times but you received my request 3 weeks before the Prime Minister announced the lockdown and by law you should have responded within 21 working days. This request is long overdue and I should like an indication of when I might expect a substantive response.

Yours sincerely,

Anthony Spiller

Gadawodd Josie Mullen anodiad ()

I have FOIs from January that haven't been answered.....what is 'their' excuse for that !

Gadawodd Anthony Spiller anodiad ()

I have noted that Liverpool City Council are answering FOIs, some quite quickly, but that they are clearly being very selective in what they decide to reply to. Unfortunately, the current COVID19 situation provides them a plausible reason for any delay, even though past experience indicates that a substantive response was unlikely to be forthcoming without numerous reminders, threats of going to the Information Commissioner etc etc

Dear Liverpool City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Liverpool City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Uncollected Business Rates'.

My request for details of the amount of unpaid business rates for each of the last six fiscal years was made on 3 March 2020 and by law you should have responded by 31 March. This is a straightforward request for what should be easily accessible information and I do not understand why you are not able to deal with it, especially as I note that you seem to have been able to respond to some FOI requests, which were only submitted last week, within a day or two. The continued delay with this request is not acceptable and I shall be copying this communication to Tony Reeves for information.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u...

Yours faithfully,

Anthony Spiller

Dear Liverpool City Council,

It is now seven months since I made my original request to you for information regarding unpaid business rates and I'm still waiting for you to reply, despite the fact that an internal review was also subsequently requested.

Please note that if a reply is not forthcoming then I intend to refer this matter to the Information Commissioner, who must be getting weary of the ever increasing number of complaints being received about Liverpool City Council.

Yours sincerely,

Anthony Spiller