Student council tax exemptions

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Dear Ceredigion Council,

I have been advised by Aberystwyth Council to contact you for the following informaton.Can you confirm the number of student occupied properties exempt from paying council tax for the following years and also provide the total in monetary value of these exemptions for each year .
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
Can you also provide the same council tax exemptions where possible for Purpose Built Student Accomodation for the same years where these may have been calculated seperatley. Can you also provide the total in monetary value of these exemptions for each year.

Yours faithfully,
T Harper

Yours faithfully,

t harper

Ceredigion CE Freedom Of Information, Ceredigion Council

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Er y cymerir pob gofal posib i sicrhau cywirdeb unrhyw wybodaeth a chyngor
a roddir yn yr ohebiaeth hon, ni dderbynnir atebolrwydd am unrhyw
golledion a all godi o unrhyw gamgymeriadau sy'n gynwysedig ac fe'ch
atgoffir o'r angen i chi ofyn am gyngor proffesiynol eich hun.

Bwriedir y neges ebost hon, ac unrhyw atodiadau iddi, at sylw'r person(au)
y'i danfonwyd atynt yn unig. Os nad chi yw'r derbynnydd y cyfeiriwyd y
neges hon ato ef neu hi, neu'r person sydd gyfrifol am drosglwyddo'r neges
hon iddo ef neu hi, mi ddylech hysbysu'r anfonwr ar eich union. Oni bai
mai chi yw'r person neu gynrychiolydd y person y cyfeiriwyd y neges hon at
ef neu hi nid ydych wedi eich awdurdodi i, ac ni ddylech chi, ddarllen,
copio, dosbarthu, defnyddio na chadw'r neges hon nac unrhyw gyfran ohoni.

O dan y Ddeddf Amddiffyn Data 1998 a Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 gellir
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Dear T Harper

 

Many thanks for your e-mail dated 27 September 2017.

 

The content forms a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
as such Ceredigion County Council has a timeframe of 20 working days in
which to respond, which is on or before 25^th October.

 

Thank you

Angela Evans

 

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Ymwadiad:

Er y cymerir pob gofal posib i sicrhau cywirdeb unrhyw wybodaeth a chyngor
a roddir yn yr ohebiaeth hon, ni dderbynnir atebolrwydd am unrhyw
golledion a all godi o unrhyw gamgymeriadau sy'n gynwysedig ac fe'ch
atgoffir o'r angen i chi ofyn am gyngor proffesiynol eich hun.

Bwriedir y neges ebost hon, ac unrhyw atodiadau iddi, at sylw'r person(au)
y'i danfonwyd atynt yn unig. Os nad chi yw'r derbynnydd y cyfeiriwyd y
neges hon ato ef neu hi, neu'r person sydd gyfrifol am drosglwyddo'r neges
hon iddo ef neu hi, mi ddylech hysbysu'r anfonwr ar eich union. Oni bai
mai chi yw'r person neu gynrychiolydd y person y cyfeiriwyd y neges hon at
ef neu hi nid ydych wedi eich awdurdodi i, ac ni ddylech chi, ddarllen,
copio, dosbarthu, defnyddio na chadw'r neges hon nac unrhyw gyfran ohoni.

O dan y Ddeddf Amddiffyn Data 1998 a Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 gellir
datgelu cynnwys y negest ebost hon.

Disclaimer:

While reasonable care is taken to ensure the correctness of any
information and advice given in this correspondence no liability is
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Angela Evans, Ceredigion Council

Dear T Harper

 

Please find below the number of properties receiving an exemption due to
them being occupied by students or are purpose built student
accommodation:  

 

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|  | Student Occupiers |Specific Student Accommodation |
|--------------------+-------------------+-------------------------------|
| 2010 | 1132 | 378 |
|--------------------+-------------------+-------------------------------|
| 2011 | 1263 | 378 |
|--------------------+-------------------+-------------------------------|
| 2012 | 1366 | 378 |
|--------------------+-------------------+-------------------------------|
| 2013 | 1351 | 377 |
|--------------------+-------------------+-------------------------------|
| 2014 | 1155 | 372 |
|--------------------+-------------------+-------------------------------|
| 2015 | 1039 | 432 |
|--------------------+-------------------+-------------------------------|
| 2016 | 1052 | 430 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

Although our system does hold the monetary value of these exemptions it is
not readily available. There is no legislative requirement to record the
totals for each separate exemption and, as such, the only way to obtain
this information is to investigate each property individually. It has
therefore been decided not to disclose this information as it would exceed
the cost limit. Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 makes
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Thank you

Angela Evans

 

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Ymwadiad:

Er y cymerir pob gofal posib i sicrhau cywirdeb unrhyw wybodaeth a chyngor
a roddir yn yr ohebiaeth hon, ni dderbynnir atebolrwydd am unrhyw
golledion a all godi o unrhyw gamgymeriadau sy'n gynwysedig ac fe'ch
atgoffir o'r angen i chi ofyn am gyngor proffesiynol eich hun.

Bwriedir y neges ebost hon, ac unrhyw atodiadau iddi, at sylw'r person(au)
y'i danfonwyd atynt yn unig. Os nad chi yw'r derbynnydd y cyfeiriwyd y
neges hon ato ef neu hi, neu'r person sydd gyfrifol am drosglwyddo'r neges
hon iddo ef neu hi, mi ddylech hysbysu'r anfonwr ar eich union. Oni bai
mai chi yw'r person neu gynrychiolydd y person y cyfeiriwyd y neges hon at
ef neu hi nid ydych wedi eich awdurdodi i, ac ni ddylech chi, ddarllen,
copio, dosbarthu, defnyddio na chadw'r neges hon nac unrhyw gyfran ohoni.

O dan y Ddeddf Amddiffyn Data 1998 a Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 gellir
datgelu cynnwys y negest ebost hon.

Disclaimer:

While reasonable care is taken to ensure the correctness of any
information and advice given in this correspondence no liability is
accepted for losses arising from any errors contained in it and you are
reminded of the need to obtain your own professional advice.

The information in this email and any attachments is intended solely for
the attention and use of the named addressee(s). If you are not the
intended recipient, or person responsible for delivering this information
to the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately. Unless
you are the intended recipient or his/her representative you are not
authorised to, and must not, read, copy, distribute, use or retain this
message or any part of it.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000
the contents of this email may be disclosed.

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