Dear Liverpool City 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.

The provision of this information is in the public interest as your authority is currently awarding grants and discounts worth tens of millions of pounds to ratepayers. Nationally, councils are awarding grants and discounts worth tens of billions of pounds to companies and organisations, some of which have turnovers of billions of pounds. Some of these ratepayers may previously have been reported as engaging in activities that aim to reduce the amount of tax that they are liable to pay. As such, I believe that the provision of this information is in the interest of taxpayers and the wider public.

• 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

Liverpool City Council

 
Dear Jane Coates
 
Please note:

We would at this time advise that Liverpool City Council in common with
other public authorities is presently dealing with, responding to and
affected by the current public health emergency arising from Coronavirus.

When we have sufficient personnel to be able to deal with, and respond to,
your request we will do so in due course.

We thank you for your patience at this time whilst staff are diverted to
maintaining essential services for the residents of Liverpool during this
current public health emergency.

 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 7 May
2020 concerning Dear Liverpool City 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.

The provision of this information is in the public interest as your
authority is currently awarding grants and discounts worth tens of
millions of pounds to ratepayers. Nationally, councils are awarding grants
and discounts worth tens of billions of pounds to companies and
organisations, some of which have turnovers of billions of pounds. Some of
these ratepayers may previously have been reported as engaging in
activities that aim to reduce the amount of tax that they are liable to
pay. As such, I believe that the provision of this information is in the
interest of taxpayers and the wider public.

* 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...
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and we aim to send a response by 8 June 2020.
 
In some case, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we will
send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
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might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Information Team
Liverpool City Council
 
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Dear Liverpool City Council,

I refer to my Freedom of Information request for 'Current Business Rates Information' dated 11th May 2020 which was submitted through the What Do They Know website. A response was due within 20 working days but I have not yet heard anything from you. As such, please provide the information that I have requested or provide an update on when it will be supplied.

Yours sincerely,

Jane Coates

Information Requests, Liverpool City Council

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Dear Jane Coates

 

Please see attached our response to your recent information request.

 

We thank you for your patience and understanding of the delay in
responding on this occasion. Liverpool City Council, in common with other
public authorities is currently dealing with, responding to, and affected
by the current public health emergency arising from Coronavirus which, in
accordance with emergency legislation, has meant that our staff are being
diverted to maintain essential services for the residents of Liverpool
during this current public health emergency.

 

Regards

 

Information Team

 

Information Requests

Liverpool City Council

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