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FOI 5384

Business Rates - Relief


Please provide the following information in respect of ratepayers that are currently in receipt of :

* Mandatory rate relief (s.43, S.45 & S64 LGFA 1988), or
* Discretionary rate relief : (s47 LGFA 1988), or
* both

In such circumstances please provide :

* property address (including postcode)
* property reference number
* ratepayer name
* % of relief granted

We will be grateful if you could provide this information within the statutory time limit of 20 working days. Our preferred format in which to receive this information is in an Excel spreadsheet and we would prefer to receive the information in an email but will also accept the information in a format of your choice via fax or by post.

We have considered this request carefully, checking each request against the exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and analyzing previous Decision Notices issued by the Office of Information Commissioner. We would also like to make it clear that we are not, at this stage, applying under the Re-Use of Public Sector Regulations (SI 2005 No. 1515)


I refer to your E Mail received 11 January 2013. This is acknowledged as a request for information held by this authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

The attached documents provide details of Mandatory and Discretionary Reliefs awarded by the Council. As requested the table provides the name of the ratepayer, the address of the property, the property reference and the % of relief granted.