Business Rates Assessments and Reliefs

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Dear Barnsley Metropolitan Borough 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

Information Requests, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Tom

Please find attached letter in response to your recent Freedom of Information request. 

Kind Regards

Jane Buchan
Customer Feedback and Improvement Officer
Customer Feedback, Information and Improvement Team
Core Services Directorate

Postal address:Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Customer Feedback, Information and Improvement Team, PO Box 634, Barnsley, S70 9GG

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Dear Information Requests,

Thank you for your response, however you appear to have missed the core issue of my request, regarding the retail relief which has been available to qualifying ratepayers in your council area since 1 April 2019. The data you produced on your website dated 1 October 2019 does not contain this specific information.

If it is easier, rather than producing an entirely new dataset you could simply provide me with a list of all properties currently subject to the aforementioned retail relief and I can then cross reference this myself with the data you have already provided?

Yours sincerely,

Tom Snowdon