FOI Request - Non Domestic Rates Supplementary Question

Request 101000145710

1. How much Moray Council has been in arrears for unpaid non-domestic rates for licensed premises only in each of the last five years?’

And for clarification, by “Arrears” I mean unpaid non-domestic rates that in the opinion of the authority can still be collected.
“Licensed premises” – “Public Houses”.

Response 15-05-2013

The Moray Council does not maintain records of the balances which are unpaid for different classes of property.  The amount of unpaid rates is recorded as a total for all premises billed by the council.

I can confirm that the department holds information which would answer your request. However, we estimate that the cost of complying with your request would exceed the cost of £600.00 which is the limit specified by the Scottish Ministers in Scottish Statutory Instruments, 2004 numbers 376 and 467. If the cost of complying with a request is higher than £600.00 we do not have to supply the information under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Excessive Cost of Compliance.

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