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Freedom of Information Request - Business Rates

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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]

BMSDC Data Protection,

Dear Sir,

Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations request

Thank you for your request to Mid Suffolk District Council dated 18/05/2020. Your request will be answered within 20 working days.

If you have any queries about the handling of this request please do not hesitate to contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind regards,

Data Protection
Tel: 0300 1234000 Email: [email address]
www.babergh.gov.uk www.midsuffolk.gov.uk
Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils - Working Together
Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2BX

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BMSDC Data Protection,

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Dear Sir,

We refer to your recent request for information.

Request:

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.

Response:

Please see attached.

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for the purposes of news reporting. Please contact us if you wish to re-use the information for commercial purposes so that the appropriate licence can be issued (in some instances a fee will be payable). Additionally, you must ensure that you gain permission before reproducing any third party (non Babergh/Mid Suffolk District Council copyright) information.

If you are unhappy with this response you may request an internal review of this matter by emailing the data protection team at [email address]. If, after an internal review, you are still unhappy with the decision you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at the following address: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF. Tel: 01625 545 745 Email: [email address].

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection
Tel: 0300 1234000
Email: [email address]
www.babergh.gov.uk www.midsuffolk.gov.uk Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils - Working Together Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX

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Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council (BMSDC) will be Data Controllers of the information you are providing. As required by the Data Protection Act 2018 the information will be kept safe, secure, processed and only shared for those purposes or where it is allowed by law. In some circumstances however we may need to disclose your personal details to a third party so that they can provide a service you have requested, or fulfil a request for information. Any information about you that we pass to a third party will be held securely by that party, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and used only to provide the services or information you have requested.
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