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Brentwood Borough Council

FOI 6362

Business Rates

Request

1) Please provide a spreadsheet of all business rates accounts where the Council has obtained a liability order and the rateable value is £5,000 or more.

Account Reference Number
Property Reference Number
Full Property Address
Designation (C or D)
Primary Liable party name
Primary Liable Party Contact Add
Liability Order Account Refno
Liability Order Date
L.O. Current Outstanding Amount
Current Rateable Value

Response

The Council does hold the information requested but needs to fully consider the release of such information relating to commercial interests. Having considered this in relation to section 36 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and having taken advice we are unable to provide a list of businesses in arrears because this information would damage the businesses ability to trade if the public new that they were facing financial difficulties, as well as making businesses less likely to co-operate and share financial information freely with the Council.