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Dear Blackpool Borough Council,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from your organisation:

1) Could you please provide a count of how many households in your council area fall into each of the following council tax bands: A, B, C & D

2) Could you please provide a count by council tax band of A, B, C & D how many of them have been repaid the council tax rebate which has been confirmed by the chancellor.

3) Could you please provide a count of how many households in your council area fall into each of the following council tax bands: A, B, C & D and pay their tax via direct debit.

4) Could you please provide a count by council tax band of A, B, C & D how many of them have which pay by direct debit have been repaid the council tax rebate which has been confirmed by the chancellor.

5) Can you please confirm what the deadline is for those houses in band A, B, C & D to have their council tax rebate returned by. Could you also provide

My preferred format for this data is excel or CSV format.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via email and I will be very happy to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Carolyn Tuson

FOI, Blackpool Borough Council

Dear Ms Tuson

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information that we received on 27/05/2022. Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

You will receive the information you have requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to any exemptions that may apply.

You should note that the Act defines a number of exemptions that may prevent disclosure of the information you have requested. If any of the exemption categories apply, the information will not be disclosed. If there are references to a third party, they may be consulted prior to a decision being made on whether or not to disclose the information. You will be informed if either of these is applicable, including your rights of appeal.

There may be a fee payable for this information. If this is the case, you will be informed in writing and a ‘Fees Notice’ will be issued. The fee must be paid before the information is processed and disclosed. The 20 working day time limit for responses will commence on receipt of the payment if a fee is applicable.

If appropriate, the information will be provided in paper copy, normal font size. If you require another format, e.g. audio, large print, translation or CD, please let me know.

If you have any queries you can contact me or write to: FOI, PO Box 4, Blackpool, FY1 1NA, or email us at [email address]. Please remember to quote your reference number when you contact us.

Kind regards

Information Governance Team
Governance and Partnerships | Blackpool Council |Number One| Bickerstaffe Square |Talbot Road |Blackpool |FY1 3AH

Post to: Blackpool Council | PO Box 4 | Blackpool | FY1 1NA
T: 01253 477477
E: [Blackpool Council request email]

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FOI, Blackpool Borough Council

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Dear Ms Tuson,

Please find the attached response letter.

Kind Regards

Information Governance Team
Governance and Partnerships | Blackpool Council |Number One| Bickerstaffe Square |Talbot Road |Blackpool |FY1 3AH

Post to: Blackpool Council | PO Box 4 | Blackpool | FY1 1NA
T: 01253 477477
E: [Blackpool Council request email]

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