FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

24 September 2018

. We are wondering if your council used 1st April 2018 as the cut-off point for creating / distributing the 2017-208  allocation of funds under the 2017  Discretionary  (REVALUATION)  Business Rates Relief Scheme ?    If you did please can you confirm (or re-confirm, please ) the amounts you were able to allocate to small business and how much remained up-spent ?  We are aware that in some cases the un-allocated funds as at 1st April were in access of 80%, whilst some had spent 100% , or in one case 104% .

 

If you are using 30th September 2018 as the deadline, please confirm,  and also then clarify how much you have spent (and remains unspent) as at today"s date.  Please confirm which date your figures relate to. 



East Herts Council Response

26 September 2018

I am writing to acknowledge your written request for information.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

The Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent release of the information you have requested.  There will be an assessment of your request and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released.  You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you.  You will be informed if this is the case.

There may be a fee payable for this information, this will be considered and you will be informed if any fees are payable.  In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released.  The 20 working day time limit for the response is suspended until receipt of payment.

If you have any queries about the processing of your request then please do not hesitate to contact me.

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

Your personal details will be held within out Information Request case management system, and only used for the purposes of evaluating and processing your request.

While details of your information request may be published on the council website, your personal details will never be published or released to anyone outside the council unless it is required by the Information Commissioners Office.

Thank you for your request.

 



East Herts Council Response

01 October 2018

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

For 2017/18 granted £159,710 out of £328,000 allocated

for 2018/19 granted  £135,153 out of £159,000 allocated

 

We would consider applications if within our scheme up to 30th September

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 01625 545 700

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.