National Non-Domestic Rates Accounts
In accordance with our obligation to respond to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we intend to publish on our website the information listed below from August 2014. The information will be provided in an Excel spreadsheet.
National Non-Domestic Rates Accounts in Credit
Further to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Decision Notices FS50619844 and FS50643256, Solihull Council is no longer publishing information in respect of credit balances on Business Rate accounts. In line with these decisions, information is being withheld under Section 31(1)(a) Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoIA), which states that:
“Information which is not exempt under Section 30 is exempt information if its disclosure under this Act would, or would be likely to, prejudice –
(a) the prevention or detection of crime “
However, to be open and transparent in respect of public funds, we will publish the following information on a quarterly basis:
- Total business rate credits held
- Types of business to which the total relates.
New National Non-Domestic Rates Accounts
This information will be updated monthly.
All National Non-Domestic Rates Accounts (detailing those in receipt of Relief or Exemption)
This information will be updated quarterly (30 June, 30 September, 31 December and 31 March or as soon is reasonably practicable after these dates each financial year).
If you have a general enquiry relating to Non-Domestic Rates please contact the Business Rates Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 704 8175. Alternatively, you can write to us at the following address:
Income and Awards
PO Box 1761
If however, you require any further information about Freedom of Information, please contact the Information Governance Team, their contact details are as follows:
The Corporate Information Governance Manager
ICT and Informatin Governance