Request For Information Under The Freedom Of Information Act 2000

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Richard roberts

Dear Stirling Council,

In accordance with the provisions specified within the above Act I hereby request the following information.
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, Stirling Council

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FOI, Stirling Council

Dear Mr Roberts

Your request for information has been logged and allocated reference FOI/14221.

Your request will be dealt with under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) under the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, and if determined appropriate to do so during the course of your request, also the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations, 2004 (EIRs).

Your request will be forwarded to the service area(s) holding the information. Please note, the service area(s) holding the information may need further information from you to locate the information sought once they have received the request, and you will be contacted again should this be necessary.

Unless clarification is required your request will be answered promptly, and within twenty working days of the date your request was received – in this case no later than 7 August 20.

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 by the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act allows for the deadline for answering a request to be extended by a further forty days in certain circumstances. Should your request be extended, we will inform you by 7 August 20.

Yours sincerely,

Craig Davidson

Records & Information Governance Team
Stirling Council
Stirling FK8 2ET
01786 233988
[Stirling Council request email]

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FOI, Stirling Council

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Dear Mr Roberts

 

I refer to your request for information, logged by us as FOI/14221 and can
provide the following information in response to your request.

 

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 see the attached document FOI What do they know July 20.xlsx

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which your request for information
has been dealt with you are entitled to request a review of the actions
and decisions made by the Council in relation to your request. Your
request for review must be in writing or some other permanent form stating
your name and address for correspondence, and specifying the request for
information to which your request for review relates and why you are
dissatisfied with the response.

 

You must make your request for review not later than 40 working days after
the expiry of the 20 working day period of response to your initial
request by the Council or not later than 40 working days after the receipt
by you of the information provided, any fees notice issued or any
notification of refusal or partial refusal.

 

Your request for review should be addressed in the first instance to:

Records & Information Compliance Manager, Stirling Council, Viewforth,
STIRLING FK8 2ET email [Stirling Council request email]

 

The Records & Information Compliance Manager will then arrange for an
appropriate officer to undertake a review.

 

Please note that in any email you must state your name.

 

If you are dissatisfied with how your request for a review has been dealt
with, then you are entitled to ask the Scottish Information Commissioner
to investigate your case. You must ask the Scottish Information
Commissioner no later than 6 months after the date of receipt by you of
the notice or decision you are dissatisfied with or within 6 months of the
expiry of the period of 20 working days from receipt by the Council of
your request for review.

 

The Scottish Information Commissioner recommends that you appeal online.
The online appeal service is available here:
www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

You do not need to submit an appeal online, but if you do it will ensure
the Commissioner is provided with all the information required to
investigate your case quickly.

 

For further information about making an appeal to the Scottish Information
Commissioner, including how to submit an appeal by email or post, see:

http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourR...

 

If you do not have access to the internet, you can contact the Scottish
Information Commissioner at Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews,
Fife KY16 9DS, Tel: 01334 464610 Email: [email address]

 

You also have the subsequent right of appeal to the Court of Session, on a
point of law only, if dissatisfied with a decision issued by the
Commissioner. Any such appeal must be made within 42 days of the date of
intimation of the Commissioner's decision notice.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Records & Information Governance Team

Stirling Council

01786 233988

[Stirling Council request email]

 

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