Dear Torridge District Council,

I understand that your council regularly publishes information on business/non-domestic rated properties, However recent datasets do not confirm whether properties in your area are subject to Retail Relief/Discount.
We therefore request a list 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, Torridge District Council

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will respond to your request within the 20 working day statutory deadline.

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FOI, Torridge District Council

Dear Tom

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

I am advised that full information regarding Business Rates for the
Torridge District Council area can be found on our website via the
following link: [1]http://www.torridge.gov.uk/freedomofinfo...

This information is updated on a six monthly basis and therefore section
21 (information accessible by other means) and section 22 (future
publication) are applicable.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original request and should be addressed to: Freedom of Information
Officer at Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford EX39 2QG

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

With kind regards.

Ann
FOI Office
Torridge District Council

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your response, however, the datasets you have directed me to do not fulfil the full requirements of my request, particularly with regards to the retail discount/relief which has been available on accounts in your council area since 1 April 2019.

If it is easier, could you possibly provide a list of properties in your local authority which are currently subject to the retail discount/relief which I can then cross reference with your existing dataset myself? Perhaps this would be easier for you than producing an entirely new dataset.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Snowdon

FOI, Torridge District Council

Thank you for your information request which is receiving attention. We
will respond to your request within the 20 working day statutory deadline.

Please do not reply to this auto acknowledgement.

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FOI, Torridge District Council

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Dear Tom

Thank you for your email dated 2nd January 2020.

Please find attached a further spreadsheet from Torridge District
Council's Business Rates Team.

With kind regards.

Ann
FOI Office
Torridge District Council

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