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Nndr Credits

Requested on
Thu 3rd January, 2013
Reference
FOI 2571
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Request for a list of Business Rate accounts that meet the following criteria:
Current overpayment/credit shown for any financial year if credit balance hasn't been carried forward
Accounts where a 'write on' has been used since 1st April 2000 to cancel an overpayment which has not since been reversed
I would request that the list contains the following information:

Ratepayer name *
Address of property concerned
Amount of overpayment/write on
If possible, the period/financial year relating to overpayment/credit/write on
*Information is only requested where the ratepayer is a company and not an individual as I appreciate this is limited by the Data Protection Acts.

Answer

Name                                         Credit amount       Address
Serco Ltd                                   £7,987.50             Granite Way, Mountsorrel
Alliance and Leicester PLC           £976.59                 Students Union Building, Ashby Rd, Loughborough
IKRAA Ltd                                 £774.63                 10 High St, Loughborough 

Regarding 'Write on's', although this information is held by the Council in the form of individual property account records, it is not held in a manner which enables the information you requested to be collated easily.  The time required to manually locate and retrieve information regarding 'Write on's' from each individual account records would exceed the appropriate limit for dealing with requests set out in section 12 of the Act and the Appropriate Limit and Fees Regulations. 

The Council would normally wish to offer suggestions as to how some of the information could be provided or how a differently worded request could result in information being provided within the terms of the Act and the Regulations.  However due to the specificity of the information requested in this case in relation to the way in which the Council holds information this does not appear possible in this case. 

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