Business Rates

Katy Stone made this Freedom of Information request to South Staffordshire District Council

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Dear South Staffordshire 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 2016/17 & for last years 2015/16
(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.

Yours faithfully,

Katy Stone

External Email for Freedom Of Information, South Staffordshire District Council

Dear Katy

Thank you for your request below for information under the Freedom of Information Act. Your request has been forwarded to the relevant department(s) who will respond to you in due course.



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Lander, Chris, South Staffordshire District Council

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Dear Katy,


Please find attached spreadsheet in response to your request under the
Freedom of Information Act.



Chris Lander

Revenues Manager

Revenues & Benefits
South Staffordshire Council
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Dear Lander, Chris,

Thank Chris for the data, would you kindly send it in an excel sheet?

Yours sincerely,

Katy Stone