Business Rates

Katy Stone made this Freedom of Information request to Slough Borough Council

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Dear Slough Borough Council,

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

(a) List all Commercial properties and their addresses with a rateable value of £12,000 and greater.
(b) The names and addresses of the Rate payers referred to above for each property and their correspondence address (if different from the property address)
(c) The billing authority reference for each property
(d) The current liability payable for the year 2013/14.
(e) The date the rateable occupier first became liable for the business rates
(f) Please also state which hereditament is currently receiving
I. Charitable rate relief (mandatory rate relief)
II. Discretionary rate relief
III. Empty property rate relief
IV. Listed building exemption

Thanking you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Katy Stone

FOI, Slough Borough Council

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Andrea Jagger,

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Dear Ms Stone,

Please find attached a spreadsheet containing most of what you requested.

Unfortunately it is Slough Borough Council's policy not to supply information regarding properties that are currently empty. I have therefore removed these from the spreadsheet.

Also, I have been unable to supply you with the date the ratepayer became liable for rates and also listed property exemptions. There is simply not the expertise within the office to extract this information from the data base. The computer programme written for you is the best that can be hoped for. If you still require all of the information you requested then I would have to contact our service provider and ask them to write a specialist computer programme. This obviously will come at a price for which you would be charged.


Andrea Jagger

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