FOI Request Credit Balances Accrued
All NNDR Business rates accounts with a credit balance. I am aware that all Billing Authorities hold on account sums of money that are due to be returned to ratepayers and for a variety of reasons have not been repaid.
I therefore request a breakdown of credit balances accrued since your earliest records, for the amounts owing to all incorporated companies within the authorities billing area, including the following information:
A. The name of each business in respect of which NNDR rate credit balances remain payable. I understand you will not provide individuals names.
B. The value of overpayment in each case which remains unclaimed
C. The years(s) in which overpayment was made (IF KNOWN)
D. The property address the credit relates to
E. A write to address and write to company name if available
F. Please state whether the account is a live/open account or a closed account; if closed the date it closed
G. The reason the credit exists if known
The information requested is attached in a spreadsheet providing answers to points A, B, C, D and F HERE
As with all our Non-Domestic Rates publications, we are unable to provide an answer to E, as it is personal information that is excluded, which it is exempt under Section 38(1)b of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
We do not know the reason for G so it is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002- Information Not Held.