Dear Salford 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

Wrycraft, James, Salford City Council

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Dear Ms Coates,

 

I am writing on behalf of Salford City Council response to your Freedom of
Information request on 03 June 2020, the body of which is as follows:

 

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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.

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Please see attached response.

Many Thanks,

James Wrycraft
Principal Information Governance Officer

Salford City Council
Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford M27 5DA

 

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