Expanded Retail Discount

Richard roberts made this Freedom of Information request to Newark and Sherwood District Council as part of a batch sent to 328 authorities

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Dear Newark and Sherwood District Council,

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000.

In accordance with the provisions specified within the above Act I hereby request the following information.
Required Information; - A list of all hereditaments where you have granted EXPANDED RETAIL DISCOUNT for the 2020/21 rate year.
This request relates to business rates but please only refer us to data available for download on your website if it contains the requested EXPANDED RETAIL DISCOUNT data.
• Property Reference Number (also known as Billing Authority Reference Number) of the property on which the charge is made. This is not the Rate Demand or Account Number.
• Current Rateable Value
• Account holder name
• Property address
• The billing address (where different to the property address)

Please provide the information in an electronic, spreadsheet format ideally excel. The Act requires that a response be provided within a period of 20 working days from the date hereof.

This request for information falls within the parameters of the Act but if you require clarification on any of the points above or should you wish to discuss this further then please do not hesitate to contact me. The requested information passes all required public interest tests and other requirements and is not exempt from disclosure.

Yours sincerely

Richard Roberts

Newark and Sherwood District Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Your request for information was received by us on 28/Apr/2020. Our
initial assessment of your request is that the information in question, if
it is held by the council, may fall within the scope of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. A further assessment will be made once we have
located any relevant information held by the council.

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we will
normally respond to your request promptly, but in any case within 20
working days following the date that we received it. This means that you
will normally receive a response from the Council on or before
28/May/2020. Although we will endeavour to meet this deadline the Council
is refocusing resources on responding to the current Covid-19 pandemic and
achieving this timescale may not always be possible.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions, which may
prevent release of some or all of the information you have requested.
There will be an assessment of the information available and if any of the
exemption categories apply the information may not be released. In the
case of a qualified exemption the Public Interest Test will be considered.
You will be informed if any of the information held is subject to any
exemption and if so reason the exemption has been applied and of your
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If the information you request contains reference to a third party they
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unreasonable to do so, any information will be provided in Adobe Acrobat
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this is the case. In this event the fee must be paid before the
information is processed and released. The 20 working day time limit for
responses is suspended until receipt of the payment.

For a comprehensive guide to your rights under the Freedom of Information
Act and how we will handle your request, you may like to visit our Access
to Information web pages at
[1]www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/yourcouncil/makingarequestforinformation/.

The personal information you have provided to us will only be used to
process your request and the information will be treated in accordance
with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR.

If you have any queries or concerns about your request please do not
hesitate to contact me, quoting the reference number given in the subject
line of this email.

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Team
Newark and Sherwood District Council

Tel: 01636 655216/7

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Your request for information received by us on 28/Apr/2020 has now been
considered and the council's response attached hereto.

If you have any queries or concerns about your request, or any
difficulties with any attachments please do not hesitate to contact me,
quoting the reference number shown in the subject line of this email.

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Team
Newark and Sherwood District Council

Tel: 01636 655216/7

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