FOI Request Business Rates Accounts

Request 101001467220

I request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 about Business Rates Accounts held by your council:
· Account Name
· Account Start Date
· Billing Authority Reference
· Current 2010 List Rateable Value
· Details of any reliefs where applied, including a further breakdown if possible of:
o Type of relief applied
o Date the relief was applied
o Value of the relief
· Full Address of the rated assessment
· Billing Address
· Occupied/Empty Status
· Description

Response 21-04-2017

The information requested is exempt under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002- Information Otherwise Accessible. This information is available on our website, for ease of use, the link is http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_108099.html

The following information is not included in this publication for the following reasons as outlined on the above website page:

Account Name - Details that can identify individuals are exempt under section 38(1)b of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002-Personal Information, as we are not able to differentiate between individuals and companies on our database.

Account Start Date - Following changes to our software, the date that liabilities began is not recorded in a manner that enables us to provide an accurate response therefore this information is exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002- Information not Held. 

Billing Authority Reference - As this is used as part of the security process when account holders contact the council,this is exempt under Section 36 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002- Confidentiality. The UPRN reference is provided.

Type of Relief - Details that can identify individuals are exempt under section 38(1)b of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002-Personal Information, as we are not able to differentiate between individuals and companies on our database.

Date relief applied - Following changes to our software, the date that the relief began is not recorded in a manner that enables us to provide an accurate response therefore this information is exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002- Information not Held. The current financial year start date is listed for all older accounts.

Value of the relief - Details that can identify individuals are exempt under section 38(1)b of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002-Personal Information, as we are not able to differentiate between individuals and companies on our database.

Billing Address - Details that can identify individuals are exempt under section 38(1)b of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002-Personal Information, as we are not able to differentiate between individuals and companies on our database.

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