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Freedom of Information Request - Business Rates

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Paul Turner-Mitchell

Dear Sirs

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]

Corporate Information Manager, Tendring District Council

Dear Mr Turner-Mitchell,

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding Business Rates, which
was received on 18/05/2020. I can confirm that your enquiry is receiving
attention.

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
you should receive a comprehensive reply to your request within 20 working
days from receipt of your enquiry.

 

The Council’s current activities and up to date changes to our service
delivery can be found on our website at
[1]https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

During the pandemic please be advised that our limited resources may have
been diverted away from compliance or information governance work in order
to deal with emerging high priority activities.  Therefore we thank you
for your understanding and assure you that we will continue to respond to
information requests as quickly as we are able.  The Information
Commissioners Office (ICO) has also published information on their website
[2]www.ico.org.uk.

 

In certain circumstances, a fee may be payable for determining, locating,
retrieving and extracting information and/or the cost for disbursements
such as photocopying and postage. If this applies, a Fees Notice will be
issued to you with details of any costs involved in advance and you will
be required to pay this before I can proceed to deal with your request.

 

Further information about your rights is also available from the
Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF Telephone: 0303 123 1113,
[3]www.ico.gov.uk.

 

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Charlene Haynes
On behalf of Corporate Information Manager

Corporate Services

Tendring District Council

 

Phone: 01255 686063
E-mail: [4][Tendring District Council request email] 

[5]www.tendringdc.gov.uk

Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
CO15 1SE

 

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Corporate Information Manager, Tendring District Council

Dear Mr Turner-Mitchell,

Further to your request for information regarding business rates , which was received on 18/05/20, please see below the answers to your enquiry.

1(i) 401
1(ii) 173
1(iii) 62

I hope this information is of assistance to you.

The Council’s current activities and up to date changes to our service delivery can be found on our website at https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/coronavirus

During the pandemic please be advised that our limited resources may have been diverted away from compliance or information governance work in order to deal with emerging high priority activities. Therefore we thank you for your understanding and assure you that we will continue to respond to information requests as quickly as we are able. The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has also published information on their website www.ico.org.uk.

However if you feel that the Council has failed to deal with your request for information correctly you can request that the matter is reviewed. Requests for internal reviews should be sent to [email address] . Alternatively, you can post a request for an internal review to Mrs L Trembath, Corporate Services, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1SE. Further details of this procedure can be obtained from all Council offices or from our website (www.tendringdc.gov.uk ).

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:

FOI Compliance Team (complaints), Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Further information about your rights is also available from the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF Telephone: 0303 123 1113, www.ico.gov.uk .

If you have any other queries about this matter then please contact the Corporate Information Manager at [email address] .

Kind regards,

Charlene Haynes
On behalf of Corporate Information Manager
Corporate Services
Tendring District Council

Phone: 01255 686063
E-mail: [Tendring District Council request email]
www.tendringdc.gov.uk
Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1SE

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