Business Rates

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

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Dear Blackpool 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 (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, Blackpool Borough Council

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Dear Ms Stone

Please find attached the results from your recent FOI request.

Please note that some of the information requested has been withheld and this is explained in the letter attached.

We have also not provided you with any individual information as per the Torbay case mentioned in this FOI, we feel the decision on providing this information was for specific circumstances at that Local Authority and it does not apply across the board to such requests.

If you wish to appeal this decision then please do so by making a request to [email address]

Regards

Miss L Haworth
Revenues Specialist

Blackpool & Fylde Shared Revenues Service, Revenues, Benefits & Transactional Services,
Revenues Division | Blackpool Council | 3rd Floor Municipal Buildings | Blackpool | FY1 1NF

T: 01253 478837
F: 01253 478791

www.blackpool.gov.uk
www.fylde.gov.uk

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