Freedom of Information Request - Business Rates

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

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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]

Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Mr Turner-Mitchell,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Information Request Acknowledgement

Reference No: 1812638

Thank you for your request for information, this has been registered with us on 19/05/2020 09:22:43

Your request has now been assigned to the relevant department. We will aim to provide you with a response within 20 working days but may face some delays. This is due to emergency response to Covid-19 pandemic and the diversion of resources. In addition, some staff have been redeployed to critical services.

The council recognises the current rapidly evolving situation is causing uncertainty and we appreciate your support and understanding at this challenging time, as we endeavour to maintain services while protecting our staff and customers.

The Freedom of Information Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent us releasing the information you have requested. You will be informed if this is the case, and we will advise you of your rights of appeal.

If the information you requested contains reference to a third party, we may need to consult with them before a decision can be made about the information being released. You will be informed if this is the case.

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Further information about the Freedom of Information Act is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF

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Yours sincerely
South Kesteven District Council
Customer Service Department
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Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Mr Turner-Mitchell,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Reference No: 1812638

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The information you requested is as follows:

Request Summary

The information available is dated Apr19 - Aug19

i) 101

ii) 54

iii) 40

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact:

[South Kesteven District Council request email]

Further information about freedom of information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Website: www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

FOI Team,

SKDC

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