A List of Commercial Property not currently Receiving Small Business Rates Relief

Stephen Ball made this Freedom of Information request to South Oxfordshire District Council

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Re: List of commercial properties not receiving small business rate relief

Please can you provide me with the following information under the Freedom Of Information Act 2000:-

(a) addresses and rateable values of Commercial properties that are within your District Council up to a rateable value of £11,000 who are eligible for, but not currently receiving small business rate relief;

and

(b) the names of the owners of those properties referred to in (a)

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Ball

David Cooke, South Oxfordshire District Council

Dear Mr Ball,

We can provide addresses and the rateable value of all commercial
properties but not the owners details.

Business rates are charged to the occupier of the property. We only hold
owner details if a property is vacant in which case we charge business
rates to the owner or person/organization responsible for the property.

Would you like the occupier details instead?

Please let me know as soon as possible so our finance team can collate the
information for you.

Many thanks,

David Cooke

David Cooke
Corporate Information Officer

Business Improvement
South Oxfordshire District Council
Direct phone: 01491 823515
Email: [1][email address]

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Gaffney, Trevor (LGS),

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Dear Stephen,

Thank you for your FOI request regarding commercial properties not receiving small business rate relief (SBRR).

Firstly, please accept my apologies for the delay in replying.

I have attached a spreadsheet listing all business rate assessments with a rateable value of less than 11,000, which are not currently in receipt of SBRR. This does not mean that they are all 'eligible' to receive SBRR, as I am sure you will appreciate further qualifying criteria must be met in addition to simply looking at the rateable value. For example, my guess would be the majority of the attached have not applied because they have more than one non-domestic assessment within the country.

Also, your request has asked for owner details. Business rates are charged to the occupier of the property and we only hold owner details if a property is vacant, in which case no SBRR would be applicable. I have assumed your request meant 'occupier' details and as such I have added a column detailing the current liable name held within our database. This will include occupiers and owners. Please note, all business rate assessments holding personal details, i.e. sole traders or partnerships have been excluded from the list, as this would breach data protection rules.

I trust this is of help but do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further information.

Kind regards,
Trevor

Trevor Gaffney
Revenues Manager
Capita, for & on behalf of South Oxfordshire District Council
01491 823560

From: Stephen Ball
Email: [FOI #26434 email]

Dear Sir/Madam,

Re: List of commercial properties not receiving small business rate
relief

Please can you provide me with the following information under the
Freedom Of Information Act 2000:-

(a) addresses and rateable values of Commercial properties that are
within your District Council up to a rateable value of £11,000 who
are eligible for, but not currently receiving small business rate
relief;

and

(b) the names of the owners of those properties referred to in
(a)

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Ball

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