Freedom of Information Request - Business Rates

Paul Turner-Mitchell made this Freedom of Information request to East Cambridgeshire District Council as part of a batch sent to 243 authorities

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The request was successful.

Paul Turner-Mitchell

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would be interested in any information held by the local authority regarding my request. I understand that I do not have to specify particular files or documents and it is the departments responsibilty to provide the information I require. If you need further clarification please contact me by email.

I would like the information to be emailed to me in electronic form.

Please confirm:-

1) in the financial year 2019/20 please advise:-

I) total number of summons issued in the Magistrates Court for non-payment either in whole or and/or in part of non-domestic (business) rates

II) total number of Liability Orders obtained in the Magistrates Court for non-payment either in whole or in part of non-domestic (business) rates.

III) total number of referrals made to Enforcement Officers (Bailiffs) to enforce Liability Orders for non-payment either in whole or in part of non-domestic (business) rates.

If my request is denied in whole and/or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the Act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal any decision to withhold information and/or to charge fees from which this request should be exempt.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request. I look forward to your response within 20 working days as outlined by the statute.

Yours Faithfully,

Paul Turner-Mitchell

6 Fairway

Whitworth

OL12 8UF

Email: [email address]

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We acknowledge receipt of this email and your request will be dealt with accordingly. The Council have 20 working days to comply with requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004. However, in light of the changes we have had to make to our working practices due to Coronavirus, we would like to advise you that whilst we will take every attempt to respond to your request within the statutory time limit, there may be situations where staff have to prioritise other work first and FOI responses may therefore be delayed. For more information about FOI and Coronavirus please see the ICO website:

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Please note if your email is not a request for information, this will not fall within the statutory time limit but will be dealt with by the relevant department.

Victoria Higham

Information Officer

01353 665555

[East Cambridgeshire District Council request email]

East Cambridgeshire District Council

The Grange

Nutholt Lane

Ely

Cambs

CB7 4EE

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AUTOMATED MESSAGE We acknowledge receipt of this email and your request
will be dealt with accordingly. The Council have 20 working days to comply
with requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and Environmental Information Regulations 2004. Please note if your email
is not a request for information, this will not fall within the statutory
time limit but will be dealt with by the relevant department. Victoria
Higham Information and Legal Support Officer 01353 665555
[email address] www.eastcambs.gov.uk East Cambridgeshire
District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambs CB7 4EE

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Good Morning,

Thank you for your recent FOI request, please find your response attached.

Kind Regards,
Victoria Higham
Information Officer

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