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Dear Hull City Council,

Could you please provide me with the following information under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

1. The addresses and a brief description (eg, shop, office, etc),
BA reference and rateable value of all vacant commercial premises
with a current rateable value over £40,000 within the Hull City Council area.

and

2. The names and addresses of the organisations or companies who
are liable to pay rates at the premises referred to in (1)

Yours faithfully,

Paul Norris

Information Governance, Hull City Council

 

Dear Mr Norris,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request - 000590/12

 

We acknowledge receipt of your information request received on 26 April
2012 which is being processed according to the Freedom of Information Act
(2000).  

 

The legislation allows us 20 working days to respond which takes us to 24
May 2012.  There are some circumstances under which this deadline may be
extended legally but we will inform you as soon as we know if these apply.

 

Questions

 

1. The addresses and a brief description (eg, shop, office, etc), BA
reference and rateable value of all vacant commercial premises with a
current rateable value over £40,000 within the Hull City Council area.and

 

2. The names and addresses of the organisations or companies who are
liable to pay rates at the premises referred to in (1)

 

 

Should you wish to complain about our response in any way, then this must
initially be done through the Council’s internal review procedure.  Please
contact the Corporate Feedback Team: Freepost RSJC-KKBE-ABXZ, Customer
Feedback Team, Hull City Council.  P.O. Box 15, Hull, HU1 2AB.  Telephone
(01482) 300300, Textphone (01482) 300349. E-Mail
[1][email address].

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review then you
may take your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the
government body established to enforce the legislation.  Their details are
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, telephone 01625
545700, Email: [2][email address], web site
[3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.

 

The Council’s Freedom of Information Policy, which includes the charging
policy, is available on request and from the web site
[4]www.hullcc.gov.uk.  Also available is a booklet on ‘Accessing
Information from Hull City Council’ which explains how to request
information and your rights (according to the Data Protection Act 1998 and
The Freedom of Information Act 2000).

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Information Governance Team

Communications and Marketing

Business Support Directorate

Hull City Council

Tel: 01482 300300

 

 

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Dear Mr Norris

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request - 000590/12

 

With regard to your Freedom of Information request received on 26 April
2012, please find our response below and attached.

 

In accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act, the
Council is required to inform you that some of the information you have
requested has not been provided and has been withheld due to the following
exemption under the Act.

 

Section 40 – Personal Information

It is considered that this exemption under Section 40(2) of the Act
applies, namely that some of the information is personal information and
all personal details are protected under the Data Protection Act 1998
legislation. The Council cannot disclose personal information where to do
so would breach any of the data protection principles and we believe
consent to disclose would not be given. In this case the Council believes
there is not sufficient justification to release the information.  Where
this exemption has been used blocks of information have been marked with
‘S40’ accordingly.

 

1. The addresses and a brief description (eg, shop, office, etc), BA
reference and rateable value of all vacant commercial premises with a
current rateable value over £40,000 within the Hull City Council area.and

 

For a list of vacant commercial premises in Hull with a rateable value
over £40,000, please refer to the attached spreadsheet.

 

2. The names and addresses of the organisations or companies who are
liable to pay rates at the premises referred to in (1)

    

The liable party names and correspondence addresses can be found in
Columns E and F of the attached spreadsheet.

 

 

Although information supplied in response to your request may be in a
excel format please feel free to contact us should you wish the
information to be supplied in an alternative more readable/reusable format

 

We hope that you will be satisfied with our response and should you
require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact
us. 

 

Should you wish to complain about our response in any way, then this must
initially be done through the Council’s internal review procedure.  Please
contact the Corporate Feedback Team: Freepost RSJC-KKBE-ABXZ, Customer
Feedback Team, Hull City Council.  P.O. Box 15, Hull, HU1 2AB.  Telephone
(01482) 300300, Textphone (01482) 300349. E-Mail
[1][email address].

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review then you
may take your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the
government body established to enforce the legislation.  Their details are
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, telephone 01625
545700, Email: [2][email address], web site
[3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.

 

The Council’s Freedom of Information Policy, which includes the charging
policy, is available on request and from the web site
[4]www.hullcc.gov.uk.  Also available is a booklet on ‘Accessing
Information from Hull City Council’ which explains how to request
information and your rights (according to the Data Protection Act 1998 and
The Freedom of Information Act 2000).

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Information Governance Team

Communications and Marketing

Business Support Directorate

Hull City Council

Tel: 01482 300300

 

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