Business Rate Relief

P A GADD made this Freedom of Information request to Shropshire Council

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Dear Shropshire Council,

Could you please provide the following information please regarding as stated in your NNDR business rate document : Shropshire ndr open data 2020 December. This is available from your own website.

Could you confirm the following information :

1/The Albrighton & Woodland Hunt Limited,
The Kennels, Holyhead Road, Albrighton, Wolverhampton, WV7 3BT
Acc No 430009320000000

Could you confirm from historic data & supply the date when they began receiving Small Business Relief, England.
The accounts can be found on line 7004 & 7005 on your Dec NNDR Data

2/South Shropshire Hunt Committee
The Kennels, Annscroft, Shrewsbury, SY5 8NN
Acc No 429122728600123

Could you confirm from historic data & supply the date when they began receiving Small Business Relief, England.
The account can be found on line 6553.

The NNDR Document does state they both began or qualified on 1/4/2020. Please confirm the dates both qualified or began receiving RELIEF .

Yours faithfully,

Phil Gadd

Dear Shropshire Council,

Could you provide me with any information please.

Yours faithfully,

P A GADD

Information.Request, Shropshire Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your enquiry. This team doesn’t deal with business grants. However, details about them can be found at the link below.

https://shropshire.gov.uk/covid-19-grants

Or you can email [email address].

Yours sincerely

Information Governance Team
Shropshire Council
Shirehall
Abbey Foregate
SHREWSBURY
SY2 6ND

Telephone: 01743 252179
Email: [Shropshire Council request email]

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Dear Shropshire Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Shropshire Council's handling of my FOI request 'Business Rate Relief'.
Thank you for your reply. My request was to Shropshire Council as an organisation. This was not directed at an individual team.

The information requested may need clarification.

I have asked for the historic date when the began receiving SMALL BUSINESS RATE RELIEF .. Please note you have mentioned Business Grants, not me ?

I have also provided you with supporting information from NNDR which shows from your own documents that they are receiving RELIEF. I am simply asking when it was initiated and the amount each year.

I have not requested information relating to Covid Grants or payments.

Furthermore if the organisation have received Small Business Relief, Discretionary Relief, Transistional Relief could you confirm the amounts and the years in which these RELIEFS were applied I reiterate I am not asking about PAYMENTS or GRANTS.

Relief is different from payments or grants.

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

Yours faithfully,

P A GADD

Information.Request, Shropshire Council

Dear Mr Gadd

 

I'm sorry for the error in my initial response. Information about business
rates payments is available on the Shropshire Council website at the link
below. This includes the type of relief and the date it started. I'd be
grateful if you could confirm if this is the type of information that you
would like. And which elements of your request, if any, are not available
from here.

 

https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/open-data/...

 

“NDR Open Data December 2020 “- Exemption / Discount Start Date is
available from Column G.

 

The information is updated regularly. However, at the current time there
may be a delay in publication.

 

The council has been facing unprecedented challenges in responding to the
coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. During this time, resources may have to
be diverted away from usual compliance or information rights work. The
council acknowledges that it can’t extend statutory timescales of requests
and everyone is doing their best to meet these. However, priority may have
to be given to other areas, eg the safeguarding of vulnerable people,
during this extraordinary period.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Governance Team

Shropshire Council

Shirehall

Abbey Foregate

SHREWSBURY

SY2 6ND

 

Telephone: 01743 252179

Email: [Shropshire Council request email]

 

 

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Dear
Information.Request,
Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately I cannot see the relief applied in previous years. Also, other types of relief could have been applied.

I understand it is possible to use the Rateable Value and apply the multiplication figure for that year. However, that would be my calculation not the confirmed amonut.
The information requested is not an individual, sole trader or partnership.

The request is as follows.
1/Please confirm the date when Small Business relief was applied to the businesses.
2/Please confirm the amount of Small Business Relief applied for each year from initiation to present day.
3/ Please confirm if any discretionary, transitional or any other RELIEFS were applied to the account could you list by year and amount please.

Appreciate your reply.

Yours sincerely,

P A GADD

Shropshire Council

Dear P A Gadd,
 
Your request for information regarding the following has been
received: Business Rate Relief.
 
Many Thanks,
Information Governance Team
Shropshire Council
Shirehall
Abbey Foregate
SHREWSBURY
SY2 6ND
 
Tel:                  01743 252179 or 252774
Email:             [Shropshire Council request email]
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Dear Shropshire Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Shropshire Council's handling of my FOI request 'Business Rate Relief'.

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

Yours faithfully,

P A GADD

Information.Request, Shropshire Council

Dear Mr Gadd,

I can confirm receipt of your email and the request for an internal review. A full response to your request will be issued asap. Apologies for the delay.

Kind Regards

Tom

Tom Mullen
Information Governance Team
Shropshire Council
Shirehall
Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury
SY2 6ND

Email: [email address]
Web www.shropshire.gov.uk

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James Walton, Shropshire Council

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

Further to your Freedom of Information request, may I confirm the
following:-

 

1.       Property Reference 430009320000000 - The Albrighton & Woodland
Hunt Limited – have been in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief since
01/04/2010.

 

 

 

2.       Property Reference 429122728600123 – South Shropshire Hunt
Committee – were in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief for the period
01/04/2005 to 31/03/2007, and then since 01/04/2015.

 

 

 

James Walton

Interim Executive Director, Resources (Section 151 Officer)

 

Shropshire Council

Shirehall

Abbey Foregate

Shrewsbury

SY2 6ND

 

Email:      [1][email address]

Web        [2]www.shropshire.gov.uk

 

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Dear James Walton,

Thank you for part of the reply.
However, it does appear that you have failed to answer the questions again.

I have had lots of issues trying to get a reply and you still seem to obfuscate the reply. Could I refer you to the request again please. You have failed to answer the question even after a internal review. Any further issues will obviously require an investigation from the ICO because you have had multiple chances to either refuse or reply. I sent in the original request on the 12th Feb 2021 , 15th March,16th, 28th April March and it appears we have got nowhere. I provided you with the information you have sent me!!! You have failed to reply, at one time saying that you don't deal with business rates ?

ONE LAST TRY
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

I refer you to the ORIGINAL REQUEST from 16th March 2021 request; yet again. I attach the copy from 16th March 2021....
You appear to have not supplied the data relating to the amounts? I had to request this because a previous reply told me to look at the NNDR documents? I suggest your reply of the 16th March will confirm that you asked IF ? this was the type of information. I then sent a clarification on the 16th March but we end up back at no answer it appears.

Please can you help by providing the amounts ..PLEASE

(CLARIFICATION TO SCC !^TH MARCH 2021)
The request is as follows.
1/Please confirm the date when Small Business relief was applied to the businesses.
2/Please confirm the amount of Small Business Relief applied for each year from initiation to present day.
3/ Please confirm if any discretionary, transitional or any other RELIEFS were applied to the account could you list by year and amount please.

Yours sincerely,

P A GADD

Information.Request, Shropshire Council

Dear Mr Gadd

Thank you for your email. We are sorry that you feel that the information has still not been provided.

We initially detailed the period when Small Business Rate Relief has been applied, and the tables (showing as attachments to the email of 18 May) detail the amount by financial year, plus other reliefs that have been awarded by financial year (and amounts).

Therefore we feel that all the information requested has been provided. If you could confirm what remains outstanding we will make further enquiries.

Yours sincerely

Information Governance Team
Shropshire Council
Shirehall
Abbey Foregate
SHREWSBURY
SY2 6ND

Telephone: 01743 252179
Email: [Shropshire Council request email]

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Dear Information.Request,

Thank you it appears they were in an attachment that you returned I was not aware of or missed them. Sorry it does appear you have returned the information.

Please accept my apologises

Yours sincerely,

P A GADD

Information.Request, Shropshire Council

No problem.

Thank you for letting us know.

Yours sincerely

Information Governance Team
Shropshire Council
Shirehall
Abbey Foregate
SHREWSBURY
SY2 6ND

Telephone: 01743 252179
Email: [Shropshire Council request email]

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