Current Business Rates Information

Jane Coates made this Freedom of Information request to Mid Suffolk District Council

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Dear Mid Suffolk District 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.

This request is similar to a request that I submitted in May but which was refused because the information was due to be posted onto your website in July. I am now submitting this request again as the information has not yet been posted on your website.

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 will have recently awarded grants and discounts worth tens of millions of pounds to ratepayers. Nationally, councils awarded 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

Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council,

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Reference: FOI-247321241
Date of request: 08/09/2020
Title of request: Current Business Rates Information Mid Suffolk District
Council

Dear Jane Coates,

Babergh and Mid Suffolk Freedom Of Information
 
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Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council,

Reference: FOI-247321241
Date of request: 07/09/2020
Title of request: Current Business Rates Information Mid Suffolk District
Council

Dear Jane Coates,

Please see below response to your request:

Please be advised that business rates datasets for Mid Suffolk District
Council are currently unavailable.  They have been temporarily removed
from our website because as we are currently in the process of paying NDR
COVID-19 grants the information on there could have aided fraudulent
claims.  They will be now published on our website in October 2020.

 

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your
own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for
the purposes of news reporting. Please contact us if you wish to re-use
the information for commercial purposes so that the appropriate licence
can be issued (in some instances a fee will be payable). Additionally, you
must ensure that you gain permission before reproducing any third party
(non Babergh/Mid Suffolk District Council copyright) information.

If you are unhappy with this response you may request an internal review
of this matter via the Council’s corporate complaints procedure. Internal
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review you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at the
following address: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF. Tel: 01625 545 745 Email:
[email address].

 
Freedom of Information Team
Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council
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using the reply facility in your email software. Opinions, conclusions and
other information in this email that do not relate to the official
business of Babergh District Council and/or Mid Suffolk District Council
shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by Babergh District
Council and/or Mid Suffolk District Council.

Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council (BMSDC) will be
Data Controllers of the information you are providing. As required by the
Data Protection Act 2018 the information will be kept safe, secure,
processed and only shared for those purposes or where it is allowed by
law. In some circumstances however we may need to disclose your personal
details to a third party so that they can provide a service you have
requested, or fulfil a request for information. Any information about you
that we pass to a third party will be held securely by that party, in
accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and used only to provide the
services or information you have requested.
For more information on how we do this and your rights in regards to your
personal information and how to access it, visit our website.

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2. http://www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/