FOI Request - Unpresented Cheques

Request 101000389017

This request is made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and further to a decision of the Information Tribunal in England and the London Borough of Bexley v Information Commissioner 2007.

In accordance with the above, I hereby request a list of current unpresented business rates refund cheques that meet the following criteria:

·         Refund cheques that remain unpresented 3 months after date of issue.
·         Refund cheques that are out of date.

I would request that the list contains the following information:

·         Ratepayer name (Information is only requested where the ratepayer is a company and not an     
          individual as I appreciate this is limited by the Data Protection Acts).
·         Address of property concerned (if known).
·         The date the refund cheque was issued.
·         Amount of the refund.


I would anticipate much of this information is available via regular management reports from your IT system and therefore is unlikely to exceed more than 18 hours of staff time as specified in the act to comply with this request. If you wish to raise a charge for the provision of this information, please confirm the amount and method of payment required.

If the information is to be provided, the preference for format would be an excel spreadsheet submitted by email.

Response 2-11-2015

I can confirm that I have extract the information from the Non Domestic Rates system and would advise that there are no current unpresented business rates refund cheques on our records that meet your requirements.

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