Business Rates

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Dear North Dorset District 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 (Ideally from April 2016) (please provide the date of the data) 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 (this is the property reference not the account number)
(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

In accordance with the ICO Torbay decision, I would appreciate it of this Council did not withhold the names of sole traders and partners. In the circumstances of the Torbay case the individuals were private landlords or sole traders and the Commissioner concluded that disclosure of their names would not breach the first data protection principle as the information relates to the business activities of the individuals concerned and not activities they undertake simply or solely in their private lives. The Commissioner concluded that disclosure would be fair and meet schedule 2 condition 6 of the Data Protection Act.

Thanking you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Katy Stone

FOI Officer, North Dorset District Council


Thank you for your request for information.

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reason for it to be withheld.

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Good Afternoon


Your request for information has now been considered and the response to
your questions is shown in the attached spreadsheet.

The legislation allows you to use the information supplied for your own
personal use. Please be aware that any commercial or other use, for
example publication, sale, or redistribution may be a breach of copyright
under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended unless you
obtain the copyright holder's prior permission.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please write to:
FOI Officer [1][email address]

You can also complain to the Information Commissioner at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545 700

Please be aware that the Information Commissioner does not normally
consider appeals or complaints until the internal appeals and complaints
processes of the public authority which is answering the request have been
exhausted. You are therefore advised to complain or appeal to North Dorset
District Council before contacting the Commissioner.


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North Dorset District Council, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth &
Portland Borough Council

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