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Gareth Elton made this Freedom of Information request to Cheshire West and Chester Council

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The request was successful.

Dear Cheshire West and Chester Council,

Please can you provide me with the following information under the
Freedom Of Information Act 2000 in an excel format:-

(a) List all non-domestic properties and their addresses.
(b) The names of the Rate payers referred to above for each
property (excluding all the personal information).
(c) The billing authority reference number for each property (Not
the account number).
(d) The date the rate payer became liable for the bill
(e) Details of what reliefs, if any, the rate payer receives (Mandatory, Discretionary, Exempt)

Can you also please make sure this information is as up-to-date as possible at the time of receiving the request

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Elton

Cheshire West and Chester Council

RE: Your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Case Reference: 101003468053

Dear Mr Elton

Thank you for your email.

It will be treated as a request within the meaning of the Act: this means that we will send you a full response within 20 working days, either supplying you with the information which you want, or explaining to you why we cannot supply it.

If we need any further clarification or there is any problem we will be in touch.

In the meantime if you wish to discuss this further please contact FOI West. It would be helpful if you could quote the log number.

Yours sincerely

Jessica Wright
Solutions Team

Cheshire West and Chester Council

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FOI West, Cheshire West and Chester Council

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Dear Mr Elton,

Thank you for your request for information of 13 October 2015 which has been logged as 3468053 and has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We confirm that Cheshire West and Chester Council hold information relating to your request and apologise for the delay in responding to you.

For the purpose of clarity your request has been reproduced below:
(a) List all non-domestic properties and their addresses.
(b) The names of the Rate payers referred to above for each property (excluding all the personal information).
(c) The billing authority reference number for each property (Not the account number).
(d) The date the rate payer became liable for the bill
(e) Details of what reliefs, if any, the rate payer receives (Mandatory, Discretionary, Exempt)

Please find attached Excel spreadsheet in answer to your request.

We trust this answers your enquiry.

The Council considers that your request has been answered in full by either confirming that information is not held, providing you with the information requested, or explaining why any information has been withheld and the reasons for any redaction. Where applicable, the Council has also told you the reasons for the delay in responding to your request.

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been handled you can request a review by writing to the Solutions Team within
40 working days from the date of the Council’s response. You are entitled to a review by the Council if:
• You are dissatisfied with the Council’s explanation of why the application was not dealt with within the 20 working day time limit.
• All the information requested is not being disclosed and you have not received an explanation why some information is not being disclosed.
• A reason for the disclosures under the request being refused is not received.
• You consider that exemptions have been wrongly applied, and/or
• You consider that a fee has been wrongly applied.
Please set out your grounds for seeking a review together with what specific part of your request those grounds apply to and the outcome you are seeking. The Council reserves the right to ask you for clarification of the grounds for your review request if the grounds are not clear, and to delay commencing the review if such grounds are not provided.

The Solutions Team can be contacted by email via: [Cheshire West and Chester Council request email] or at the following address:

Solutions Team
Cheshire West and Chester Council
HQ
58 Nicholas Street
Chester
CH1 2NP

The Solutions Team will acknowledge a request for an internal review within 5 working days and complete the review as soon as possible and no later than 40 working days from receipt of the request.

More information about the Council’s internal review process can be found via: http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk...

If you remain dissatisfied following the outcome of your review, you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45
Website: www.ico.gov.uk

There is no charge for making an appeal.

Yours sincerely,

Stephanie Harrison
Solutions Team
Cheshire West and Chester Council
Location: HQ, Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP
Visit: cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

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