Dear Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council,

We request a list (preferably in an excel format detailing all current Rateable Value assessments and which accounts are, and which are not, subject to some form rate relief (eg. Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR), charitable, empty relief, retail relief). Please include the following columns insofar as possible.
• Full Postal Address
• Rating Description (e.g. offices, workshop etc.)
• Correspondence Address (if different from Full Postal Address)
• Account Name
• Account No./Ref.
• Property Ref
• RV 2017
• RV 2010
• SBRR (discount, not multiplier) – yes or no
• Retail Relief/Discount – yes or no
• Vacant – yes or no
• Other relief (e.g. charity, hardship, rural, community & amateur sports clubs etc.) – yes or no
• Current liability start date

Yours faithfully,

Tom Snowdon

FoI Request, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

Please quote ID FOI 9775 on all correspondence

Dear Mr Snowdon,

I am emailing to confirm the receipt of your recent request for information to Wigan Council. This has been logged and will be forwarded to the relevant department for action.

We will respond as soon as possible and in most cases no later than 20 working days after the receipt of your request i.e. 17th January 2020.

If you have any comments or questions in the meantime, please direct them to [Wigan Council request email], or in writing to the address below.

The Council does not charge for most FOI requests, but charges may be made for actual disbursements incurred such as photocopying, printing, postage and packaging, and only if these charges amount to more than £20.00. If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before the information is provided and payment may be requested prior to the provision of the information.

Your contact is Graham Donelan.


Information Governance
Wigan Council
Legal Services – Resources Directorate
Town Hall,
Library Street,
01942 827639 (internal ext 2639)
[mobile number]

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FoI Request, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

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