Dear Warrington Borough Council,

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and subject to section 40(2) on personal data, could you provide me with the following current business rates account data for your local authority.

Please note that I do not require any personal data or data in respect of sole traders or partnerships. This is a request for information in respect of companies, charities, councils and other organisations only.

This request is only in respect of businesses that are deemed to be occupied for business rates purposes. Do not provide any information is respect of properties that are considered to be empty or unoccupied for business rates purposes.

• Property Reference
• Liable Party Name
• Property Address
• Rateable Value
• Property Description
• Billing or Correspondence address
• Liability Start Date
• Current entitlement to any Reliefs or Discounts (do not include details of any empty property reliefs)
• Start date of the entitlement to any current reliefs or discounts

Please provide these data as machine-readable as either a CSV or Microsoft Excel file.

Yours faithfully,

Jane Coates

FOI, Warrington Borough Council

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Requests for Information
 
During the current emergency situation, and the need to prioritise the
Councils resources to support our most vulnerable residents,  we may take
longer to respond to new information requests or to any queries regarding
requests already submitted.
 
While your right of access remains unchanged, we would ask that where
possible you check the Council’s website
via [1]http://wwww.warrington.gov.uk prior to submitting a request as the
information which you require may already be published and available.
 
Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation and patience.
 
This is an automated email from:
[Warrington Borough Council request email]
 
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FOI ACE, Warrington Borough Council

Dear Ms Coates,

Freedom of Information Act Request – FOI/CORP/3504

 

Thank you for your request received on 07/07/2021 regarding Business
Rates.

 

Your request has been logged and we are hoping to provide a response you
within the statutory 20 working days.

 

Due to the unprecedented challenges we are all facing during the
Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Council may not be able to provide a
response to your request within the statutory 20 working days. This is due
to the likelihood of resources being prioritised on the delivery of
services to our most vulnerable residents.

 

To find out further information about this please see our website:
[1]https://www.warrington.gov.uk/dealing-fo...

 

Please accept our sincere apologises for this and any inconvenience this
may cause you.

 

Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation and patience.

 

Please use this reference number above in any further correspondence
relating to your request.

Many thanks

 

The FOI Administrator

 

 

 

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FOI ACE, Warrington Borough Council

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Dear Ms Coates,

 

Freedom of Information Act Request – FOI/CORP/3504

 

Further to your Freedom of Information request we received on 07/07/2021,
please see the attached response.

 

 

Many thanks

 

 

The FOI Administrator

 

 

 

 

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Dear Warrington Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Warrington Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Current Business Rates Information'.

In refusing my request for information you have stated that it is already available on your website. However, I have requested 'current' information and the details on your website are dated June 2020. Furthermore, your website states that information will be updated within 30 days of the end of a quarter, but it is now around 400 days since the date of the information that you have uploaded so it clearly exceeds your own target and cannot be said to be 'current'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Jane Coates

FOI, Warrington Borough Council

Thank you for contacting Warrington Borough Council.
 
Requests for Information
 
During the current emergency situation, and the need to prioritise the
Councils resources to support our most vulnerable residents,  we may take
longer to respond to new information requests or to any queries regarding
requests already submitted.
 
While your right of access remains unchanged, we would ask that where
possible you check the Council’s website
via [1]http://wwww.warrington.gov.uk prior to submitting a request as the
information which you require may already be published and available.
 
Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation and patience.
 
This is an automated email from:
[Warrington Borough Council request email]
 
Please do not reply to this email.
 
 

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FOI Internalreviews, Warrington Borough Council

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Dear Ms Coates,

 

FOI/CORP/3504 (Internal Review Request) - Response

 

Thank you for sending the email attached.

 

We have looked into this matter and we can now confirm that the webpage
has now had a new data set uploaded which covers up to the end of June
2021. We have attached a copy of the new data set that has been uploaded
to the Council’s website.

 

Unfortunately, due to the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic on the
department who normally produces this information (on a quarterly basis)
they have been unable to produce this until now. The department is hoping
they are now in a position to be able to produce this data on quarterly
basis again. The data will be uploaded on this webpage:
[1]https://www.warrington.gov.uk/business-r....

 

Please accept the Council’s sincere apologies for any inconvenience this
may have caused you.

 

 

Regards

 

 

FOI Internal Review Team

Email: [2][email address]

 

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