Expanded Retail Discount

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Dear Ashfield 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

noreply, Ashfield District Council

Thanks for your request

I can confirm your request is being considered and will be dealt with
within the statutory timescale set out by the Freedom of Information Act
2000/Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) – 20 working days –
or 30 days if made under the Data Protection Act 2018.

If appropriate, the information will be provided by e-mail/letter, normal
font size (Arial, 12pt). If you require an alternative format then please
let us know.

In the meantime, please see the details below for some of the most
commonly requested information which is already publically available
through the Council’s website. Please also view the full details of our
public data using the following link:
[1]https://www.ashfield.gov.uk/your-council...

Business Rates
[2]https://www.ashfield.gov.uk/business/bus...

Statement of Accounts and Audit Reports
[3]https://www.ashfield.gov.uk/your-council...

Planning Applications, Building Control and Land Charges
[4]https://www.ashfield.gov.uk/residents/pl...

Councillors, including Meetings and Members’ Allowances
[5]https://www.ashfield.gov.uk/your-council...

For enquiries relating to highways, schools, social care, recycling
centres or public health then please refer your request to Nottinghamshire
County Council at [6][email address] or by writing to Freedom of
Information, Nottinghamshire County Council, County Hall, West Bridgford,
Nottingham, NG2 7QP.

References

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1. https://www.ashfield.gov.uk/your-council...
2. https://www.ashfield.gov.uk/business/bus...
3. https://www.ashfield.gov.uk/your-council...
4. https://www.ashfield.gov.uk/residents/pl...
5. https://www.ashfield.gov.uk/your-council...
6. mailto:[email address]

foi, Ashfield District Council

Dear Sir or Madam

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION/ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS REQUEST

Thank you for your email requesting information about Ashfield District Council.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and will be answered within twenty working days.

Your privacy: we use your personal information such as name and address so that we can comply with our legal obligations to respond to FOI requests. For further details about the use of information about you, please see the privacy notice on our website at https://www.ashfield.gov.uk/your-council....

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours faithfully

Colin Sawers
Information Officer
Ashfield and Mansfield Legal Services

Ashfield District Council
Urban Road
Kirkby-in-Ashfield
NOTTINGHAM
NG17 8DA

Tel: (01623) 457332
Email: [email address]

Ashfield District Council - https://www.ashfield.gov.uk/your-council...
Mansfield District Council - https://www.mansfield.gov.uk/data-protec...

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foi, Ashfield District Council

Dear Mr Roberts
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – Ref No: 005630
 
Thank you for your email of the 28 April 2020 where you requested
information about retail relief on business rates for the 2020/21 year.
 
I can confirm that Ashfield District Council holds the information you are
seeking.  Section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act exempts this
information.  This is because the information is intended for publication
at a future date.  We would expect to publish this information on our
website around July 2020.  You can currently find the information for
quarter 4 of the 2019/20 financial year on our website at
[1]https://www.ashfield.gov.uk/business/bus...
and this can be linked with the file we provided you on the 27 March 2020
to show those in receipt of retail relief.
 
Having weighed up the public interest in being a transparent organisation
and providing access to business rates information on a regular basis,
against the staff time involved in creating and uploading the information
to our website we do not feel it is a good use of resources to provide the
information on a frequency of more than once per quarter.
 
Having considered the public interest, the Council’s decision is therefore
to withhold the information.
 
We use your personal information such as name and address so that we can
comply with our legal obligations to respond to FOI requests.  For further
details about the use of information about you, please see the privacy
notice on our website at
[2]https://www.ashfield.gov.uk/your-council....
 
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review.  Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to: Freedom of Information, Legal
Services, Ashfield District Council, Urban Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield,
NOTTINGHAM, NG17 8DA or [3][Ashfield District Council request email]. 
 
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.
 
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Customer
Contact, Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
WILMSLOW, SK9 5AF or [4][email address].  You can also call 0303 123
1113 (local rate – calls to this number cost the same as calls to 01 or 02
numbers).
 
Yours sincerely
 
Colin Sawers
Information Officer
Ashfield and Mansfield Legal Services

Ashfield District Council
Urban Road
Kirkby-in-Ashfield
NOTTINGHAM
NG17 8DA

Tel: (01623) 457332
Email: [5][email address]

Ashfield District Council -
[6]https://www.ashfield.gov.uk/your-council...
Mansfield District Council -
[7]https://www.mansfield.gov.uk/data-protec...
 
 
 
 

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