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Dear West Berkshire 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. You have previously refused to provide data on the basis that it facilitates the fraudulent claim of business rates relief in the 2021/22 rate year. Under the terms of Section 47 LGFA the latest date for the application of relief is 6 months after the end of the rate year which would have been 30/9/22. As this deadline has now passed we respectfully request that you provide the information requested below.
All information requested relates to Business Rates.
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.
Required Information;- A list of all live business rates accounts with a 2017 list Rateable Value.
• Property Reference Number (also known as Billing Authority Reference Number) of the property on which the charge is made. Please note that this is not the Rate Demand or Rate Account Number.
• Current rateable value
• Account holder name
• Property address
• The billing address (where different to the property address), the contact telephone number and email address
• The date the current ratepayer became liable for the business rates – we do not require any historical account liability dates only the current ratepayers liability start date
• whether a property is empty or occupied
• Where a property is currently empty please provide the date the ratepayer became liable for empty rates
• Where there is an exemption on the account please provide the start and end date and type of exemption applied (e.g. listed building)
• Where there is a relief on the account please provide the date it was applied and the type of relief (e.g. Retail Discount)
• We do not require any personal information or sole traders.
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.

Yours faithfully,

Richard roberts

foi, West Berkshire Council

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foi, West Berkshire Council

FoI/2022/943-Roberts

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

 

Request for information: Business Rates

 

Thank you for your request received 21 October 2022; we would normally
seek to respond within twenty working days, please get in contact if you
have any further queries

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FOI TEAM
Legal and Democratic, West Berkshire Council Market Street Newbury RG14
5LD
[1][West Berkshire Council request email]
[2]www.westberks.gov.uk

 

 

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foi, West Berkshire Council

Dear Mr Roberts,

Following your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this
information is now available and is published on our website.

 

[1]www.westberks.gov.uk/Business-rates-open-data

 

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Yours sincerely,
Zarah Qureshi

FOI TEAM
Legal and Democratic, West Berkshire Council Market Street Newbury RG14
5LD
[West Berkshire Council request email]

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From: Richard roberts <[FOI #910167 email]>
Sent: 21 October 2022 12:45
To: foi <[West Berkshire Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - FOI Request - after covid
 
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attachments.

Dear West Berkshire 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. You have previously refused to provide
data on the basis that it facilitates the fraudulent claim of business
rates relief in the 2021/22 rate year. Under the terms of Section 47 LGFA
the latest date for the application of relief is 6 months after the end of
the rate year which would have been 30/9/22. As this deadline has now
passed we respectfully request that you provide the information requested
below.

All information requested relates to Business Rates.

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.

Required Information;- A list of all live business rates accounts with a
2017 list Rateable Value.

• Property Reference Number (also known as Billing Authority Reference
Number) of the property on which the charge is made. Please note that this
is not the Rate Demand or Rate Account Number.

• Current rateable value

• Account holder name

• Property address

• The billing address (where different to the property address), the
contact telephone number and email address

• The date the current ratepayer became liable for the business rates – we
do not require any historical account liability dates only the current
ratepayers liability start date

• whether a property is empty or occupied

• Where a property is currently empty please provide the date the
ratepayer became liable for empty rates

• Where there is an exemption on the account please provide the start and
end date and type of exemption applied (e.g. listed building)

• Where there is a relief on the account please provide the date it was
applied and the type of relief (e.g. Retail Discount)

• We do not require any personal information or sole traders.

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.

Yours faithfully,

Richard roberts

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