Dear Lewisham Borough Council,

I understand that you frequently publish information on your business/non domestic rated properties on your website. However, your most recent dataset does not feature information on the ratepayers' status regarding Retail Relief/Discount.

We 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 Rate – 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, Customer, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Tom,

 

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

Environmental Information Regulations 2004

Reference No: 3920389

 

Thank you for your recent request.

 

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Corporate Complaints, Casework and Information Governance Team

 

 

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Foi, Customer, Lewisham Borough Council

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Dear Tom Snowdon

 

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

Environmental Information Regulations 2004

Reference No: 3920389

 

Thank you for your request for information held by London Borough of
Lewisham. I have included below a copy of your request, followed by the
Council’s response.

 

We 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 Rate – 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

 

Please refer to the attached spreadsheet

 

We hope you will find this information helpful.

 

You are free to use the information provided for your own purposes,
including any non-commercial research you are doing and for the purposes
of news reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial publication,
requires the permission of the copyright holder. You may apply for
permission to re-use this information by submitting a request to
[1][email address]

 

You have a right of appeal against this response which you can exercise by
writing to: Information Governance – 1st floor Town Hall Chambers,
Catford, London. SE6 4RU. Or at: [2][email address]

 

This must be requested within 40 working days of the date of this
response.

 

If you remain dissatisfied after receiving this decision, you then also
have a further right of appeal, which you can make in writing, stating
your reasons to the regulating body, the Information Commissioner's
Office. Contact details are outlined below:

 

[3]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

 

Telephone: 0303 123 1113.

 

Address: Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Corporate Complaints, Casework & Information Governance Team

London Borough of Lewisham

 

 

 

 

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