Dear Hertsmere 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.

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

foi, Hertsmere Borough Council

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foi, Hertsmere Borough Council

Dear Jane Coates,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request received
01 June 2020.

Your request has now been considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act and/or Environmental Information Regulations and we are
able to respond as follows:

 

Your Request:

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.

Our Response:

This information is already available on our website via the following
link:

[1]https://www.hertsmere.gov.uk/Business/Bu...

If you have any queries about the processing of your request then please
do not hesitate to contact me.  Further information explaining the
Council's process for responding to information requests together with a
complaints/appeals procedure is available in our reception or via our
website at:

 

[2]https://www.hertsmere.gov.uk/Your-Counci...

 

The Information Commissioner oversees the application of the Freedom of
Information Act.  You may contact the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioners Office

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Wilmslow

Cheshire    SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545700

Website:  [3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

Please include the above reference number on all correspondence related to
this request.

 

Thank you for your request.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Information Services

Hertsmere Borough Council | Civic Offices | Elstree Way | Borehamwood |
Herts | WD6 1WA

t: 020 8207 2277

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