FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

02 November 2018

~~This is a request for information filed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Local Authorities under the provision of the Localism Act 2013 need to produce forecasts of rate able values losses and potential gains in new RV.  These forecasts are contained in NNDR 1 and 3 returns to MHCLG.  In this connection we would request the following information:-
 
1. Do you currently have a consultant instructed on behalf of the Authority in these matters?
2. If yes, were they instructed through a procurement process?
3. What is the length of contract if there is one with these consultants.
4. If you don’t currently have consultants/advisers, have you ever used external help for rates retention forecasting and increasing yield?
5. If yes, please state when from and to and for which element (forecasting or increasing yield)

I would be grateful if you could provide this information within statutory time limit of 20 working days. I have considered this request carefully, checking each request against the exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and analysing previous Decision Notices issued by the Office of Information Commissioner.
 
I look forward to your response and thank you for your attention in this matter.



East Herts Council Response

08 November 2018

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

~~1. Do you currently have a consultant instructed on behalf of the Authority in these matters? No
 2. If yes, were they instructed through a procurement process? N/A
 3. What is the length of contract if there is one with these consultants"/A
 4. If you don’t currently have consultants/advisers, have you ever used external help for rates retention forecasting and increasing yield?~~We have access to information to enable these assessments to be made via a county wide procured service which provides a range of Business Rates information and service
 5. If yes, please state when from and to and for which element (forecasting or increasing yield) N/A

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 0303 123 1113

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.