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FOI 13615

Business Rates


Our focus for businesses, but also consumers, is to promote the principles of Treating Customers Fairly and provide information and support to the often neglected small business owner who are often left vulnerable and financially disadvantaged because of
the limited resources available to them.
As a consequence, I contact you for your help and assistance in line with the guidance provided by the H M Government website GOV UK
In support of our request for help to you, we do of course submit our request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and in doing so gratefully request your help in providing to us the following information from the Business Rates Department at your council.
We are in need, please, of a list of all Guest & Boarding Houses, Caravan Parks (leisure), Day Nurseries/ Play Schools, Farm Shops, Fish Farms, Funeral Parlours/ Chapels of rest, Garden Centres, Golf Courses, Golf Driving Ranges, Guest & Boarding Houses,
Hotels (3 Star and Under), Kennels and Catteries, Model Villages, Nursing Homes (Inc. Old Peoples Homes, Potteries, Riding Schools & Livery Stables, Roller Skating Rinks, Scrap Metal/ Breakers Yard, Snooker Halls/ Clubs, Theme Parks, Veterinary Clinics/ Animal
Clinics, Vineyards/Wineries, Wine bars, Cafes, Hairdressing/ Beauty Salons, Miniature Railways, Pet grooming Parlours, Pitch and Putt/ Putting Greens, Post offices, Takeaway food outlet (predominantly off premises) including addresses with Rateable values
between £100 and £12000 who do not currently receive Small Business Rate Relief, Charitable relief or Rural Rate ReliefI have attached a simple template format (Excel Spreadsheet) to enable you to forward this information, which hopefully you will find workable...but otherwise we will be happy with any other format you find more suitable for yourselvesI am happy for this information to be sent to us as an email attachment or by secure postOur responsibilities and commitment to Data Handling are of course in accordance with our ICO registrationIn the unlikely event, you find it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, of the Act - then we would be please to receive your advice and assistance,
under your Section 16 obligations, as to how we should review or reformat our request in order for it to be included in the scope of the Act.We are aware that the Act provides for your response within 20 working days, but we would be obliged for any help you are able to provide in reducing this timescale as much as is convenient for you
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or phone and I will be happy to provide any further information or clarification in support of our request.


Spread sheet attached.