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

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Dear Crawley Borough Council,

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

The most up to date list you can obtain with;
(a) List all Commercial properties with their Rateable Values and addresses.
(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 full billing authority reference for each property
(d) The current liability payable for the year 2015/16 & 2016/17
(e) The date the rateable occupier first became liable for the
business rates
(f) If the property is empty that date it became empty
(g) 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
V. Retail Relief
VI Small Business Rate Relief
VII. Any other relief
(h) List of all credits on account and the amounts

Thanking you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Katy Stone

Freedom Of Information, Crawley Borough Council

Dear Madam,

Thank you for your request for information which is being considered under
the Freedom of Information Act.

You should receive the information requested within 20 working days unless
the Council does not hold the information or if there is a reason for it
to be withheld.

Please remember to quote the above FOI reference number in any future
communications.

Kind regards,         

Freedom of Information

 

 

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Dear Madam

 

Further to your request for information, please see attached & below in
blue text for the Council's response

 

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

 

The most up to date list you can obtain with;

(a) List all Commercial properties with their Rateable Values and
addresses.

(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 full billing authority reference for each property

(d) The current liability payable for the year 2015/16 & 2016/17

(e) The date the rateable occupier first became liable for the business
rates

(f) If the property is empty that date it became empty

(g) 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 V.
Retail Relief VI Small Business Rate Relief VII. Any other relief

(h) List of all credits on account and the amounts

 

Thanking you in advance.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Katy Stone [1][FOI #330925 email]

 

Personal Information has been redacted from this report having taken into
account Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Section 40(2) provides that information is exempt if:

 

If one of two conditions is met. These conditions are as follows:

First condition

Disclosure of the information to a member of the public otherwise than
under FOIA would contravene:

 

any of the data protection principles (section 40(3)(a)(i)), or

A DPA section 10 notice (section 40(3)(a)(ii)).

 

Second condition

 

The information is exempt from the subject access right by virtue of an
exemption in the DPA (section 40(4)).

 

 

In this instance your request for the personal information belonging to a
third party would be in direct contravention of Principle 1 under Section
40 (3)(a)(i) of the Data Protection Act 1998.

 

I apologise that your request will not be met but if you have any further
information needs in the future then please contact the council on the
following link.

[2][email address]
 
Furthermore, you have the right of appeal against the decision.  If you
wish to appeal
please set out in writing your grounds of appeal and send by email also
to:

 

[3][email address]

 

Your appeal will be investigated by the Head of Legal & Democratic
Services.

 

Should you still be dissatisfied with the outcome of any such complaint
you have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner,
pursuant to section 50 of the FOIA.  The contact details are:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57 45
Fax: 01625 524510
Web: [2][4]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Kind regards,

 

Freedom of Information Section

 

FOI request No: 4284

 

 

 

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