FOI Request - Commercial Properties

Request 101000339797

A list of all commercial properties within your billing authority, that have a credit on the account. This should include any credit on a closed account that has been written on/off

I would appreciate, if this could include:

- Company Name/Liable Party,
- Rateable Value,
- Property Address,
- Property Reference Number,
- Account Start Date,
- Property Description,
- Credit amount
- Date Credit was applied

Due to the nature of the report i am putting together, i require all the information to be up to date (Could you please advise the exact date this information is extracted).

If this information is detailed on an online dataset, can you please provide the address of the dataset, a schedule of when the data will be updated throughout the year and when it was last updated.

Response 05-05-2015

Non-Domestic Rate accounts which are in credit as the result of an adjustment or an overpayment are routinely dealt with as part of the daily duties of the Council's Revenues staff.

Newly-created credits are quickly refunded by users and this ensures that credit balances do not remain on accounts. The only exception occurs when staff deal with a dispute on an account or await information to allow the issue of the refund cheque to the appropriate payee.

In addition to these factors, some cheques are not cashed within the six-month period which will result in such a cheque being cancelled and the rates account again temporarily becoming overpaid.

I can, therefore, confirm there are no credits on Non-Domestic Rates accounts other than those the Council is currently unable to refund due to one of the factors that I have identified.

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