Small Business Rates Relief

Katy Stone made this Freedom of Information request to Runnymede Borough Council

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Dear Runnymede Borough Council,

Please can you provide me with the following information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000:-

(a) Addresses and rateable values of commercial premises that are
within your District Council up to a rateable value of £12,000 who
are eligible for, but not currently receiving small business rate
relief; and

(b) The name of the liable person/company of those properties
referred to in (a)
(c) The billing authority reference for each property

(d) The annual liability payable in 2013/14

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Katy Stone

FOI, Runnymede Borough Council

Dear Ms Stone

I write to acknowledge receipt of your freedom of information request received on 17th October 2013. 
Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

Freedom of Information Officer
Runnymede Borough Council

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Nigel Boyd, Runnymede Borough Council

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Ms Stone

I refer to your email request of 17th October 2013 for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 regarding Small Business Rates Relief in this borough.

I have attached two files with most of the information requested. The first file is a list of all businesses with an RV of less than £12,000. The second file is a list of all businesses with an RV of less than £12,000 and receiving SBRR. I am unable to run a report of accounts that do not have a particular relief so you will have to compare the two lists to extract those that do not have SBRR.

With regard to named individuals, I can confirm that Runnymede Borough Council has the information you requested but I am withholding their names as I consider that the exemption(s) under Section(s) 40 (2) of the FOI Act 2000 applies. Section 40 states personal data of any other person (third party data) is exempt under section 40 (2) if disclosure would breach one of the data protection principles. I can also confirm that this Council holds Business Rates account numbers but I am withholding that information under section 40 (2) as they are personal to the account holders and are used for reference and identification/security purposes.

I hope that this information is sufficient for your purposes. The Council’s complaints procedure is on the website,

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If you are not satisfied with this response you may ask for an internal review. If subsequently you are not satisfied with the Council’s decision you may apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Council.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at the following address:

The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane


Nigel Boyd
Head of Revenues & Benefits
Runnymede Borough Council
Direct line: 01932 425360 | [mobile number] | Fax: 01932 838384
[email address] |

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