Dear Runnymede Borough Council,
Please provide a complete list of business addresses and their
occupiers with rateable
values between £2,000 and £12,000 that
are NOT in receipt of small business rate relief.
Please also list their property
description, actual liability (i.e. rates payable), what
date they are liable from and indicate if the account is live or
Please can you ensure this information is accurate and up to date.
Dear Mr Elton
I write to acknowledge receipt of your freedom of information request (Our reference: 12.14.04) received on 1st December 2014.
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
[Runnymede Borough Council request email] | www.runnymede.gov.uk
I refer to your email request of 2nd December 2014 for information under the Freedom of Information Act regarding businesses not in receipt of Small Business Rates Relief.
I can confirm that Runnymede Borough Council holds the requested information. However, we are withholding that information since we consider that the exemption under Section 21 (1) Freedom of Information Act 2000 applies, i.e. information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant otherwise than under section 1 is exempt information.
The requested information is publicly available on our website at:
At the start of each month the Council publishes a full list of Business Rates accounts and businesses with Small Business Rates Relief. To determine which businesses are not receiving the relief you can compare one list to the other. However, you should note that the Council only publishes details of limited companies, unlimited companies, public limited companies, government departments, local authorities and other public organisations. Names of sole traders and private individuals (apart from named responsible company Directors) are not provided nor are partnerships or limited liability partnerships as we consider them exempt under section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This states that personal data of any other person (third party data) is exempt under S.40 (2) if disclosure would breach one of the data protection principles.
Please note this for any future requests.
I hope that this information is sufficient for your purposes. The Council’s complaints procedure is on the website:
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
Dear Nigel Boyd,
Is there any way I could get the information presented in a spreadhseet format, either .csv or .xls, as they are on the website in PDFs which I cannot work with. As I would like the data for research purposes, it would be much more useful in an Excel format.
I have attached the spreadsheet versions as requested.
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