Business Rates Assessments and Reliefs

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Dear Hull City Council,

I understand that your council publishes information on business/non-domestic rated properties, However the most up to date spreadsheet I can find is from April 2019, which is some considerable time ago, considering that it is stated that the list is updated every six months.
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 Governance, Hull City Council

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Dear Mr Snowdon,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request - 000054/20

 

We acknowledge receipt of your information request received on 09/01/2020
which is being processed according to the Freedom of Information Act
(2000)/Environmental Information Regulations (2004). 

 

The legislation allows us 20 working days to respond which takes us to
06/02/2020.  There are some circumstances under which this deadline may be
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Questions

 

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

 

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Information Governance

Town Clerk's Service

Hull City Council

Tel: 01482 300300

 

 

 

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Information Governance, Hull City Council

Dear Mr Snowdon

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request - 000054/20

 

With regard to your Freedom of Information request received on 09/01/2020,
please find our response below. 

 

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

 

This information can be extracted from the full list of commercial
premises which is published on our website [1]here

 

Please note that this list is currently in the process of being updated.

We hope that you will be satisfied with our response and should you
require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact
us. 

 

 

Should you wish to complain about our response in any way this must
initially be done by e-mailing [2][Hull City Council request email] or by
contacting us at The Information Governance Team, The Guildhall, Alfred
Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AA.

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review then you
may take your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the
government body established to enforce the legislation.

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House Water Lane,

Wilmslow,

Cheshire,

SK9 5AF

 

Web site: [3]https://ico.org.uk

Report a concern: [4]https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

Email: [5][email address]

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate)

 

ICO states that any emails you choose to send to them, or that they send
to you, are not secure as email messages can be intercepted.

ICO asks that you include a contact telephone number on any emails you
send to them. 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Officer

Town Clerk's Service

Hull City Council

Tel: 01482 300300

 

 

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Dear Information Governance,

I have noted that the dataset available at https://cmis.hullcc.gov.uk/cmis/HullCity... has now been updated to a snapshot from December 2019. However, from the data it is not clear which properties have been in receipt of retail relief since 1 April 2019. This information is fundamental to our information request.

Can you please provide a simple list of properties currently subject to retail relief which I can cross reference with your new list myself?

Yours sincerely,

Tom Snowdon