Freedom of information response

Discretionary (Revaluation) Busines Rates Relief Scheme

Publication date: 
Monday 21 October 2019
Request: 

1. Please could you confirm if your council used 1st April 2019 as the cut-off point for creating / distributing the 2018/2019  allocation of funds under the 2017 Discretionary (REVALUATION) Business Rates Relief Scheme?   

2. If you did please can you confirm  the amounts you were able to allocate to small businesses in your area and how much, if any, remained unspent?

3. If you are using 30th September 2019 as the deadline, please confirm.

4. And also then clarify how much you have allocated (and how much remains unspent) as at today's date.  It would be appreciated if you could  clearly state which date your figures relate to.

Response: 

1. We did not use the 1 April 2019. Funds were distributed at the start of the scheme for the 4 year period.

2. Funds were distributed at the start of the scheme

3. We are not.

4. As at 31 August we have allocated £588,480 and have £43,520 remaining unspent. 

You are free to use any information supplied to you for your own use, including non-commercial research purposes.  However, any other type of re-use, for example, by publishing the information or issuing copies to the public will require the permission of the copyright owner.

Where the copyright is owned by Thurrock Council, you must apply to the Council to re-use the information.  Please email information.matters@thurrock.gov.uk if you wish to re-use the information you have been supplied. For information where the copyright is owned by another person or organisation, you must apply to the copyright owner to obtain their permission.

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which the council have managed your FOI request you can pursue an Internal Review by contacting us using the above email address.  Your request will be considered by the Strategic Lead for Information Management who will update you with the outcome of the review. 

If you remain unhappy following the outcome of your Internal Review you may wish to refer your case to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), details of this organisation can be found at www.ico.org.uk . Please be advised that the ICO will not consider your case until they have confirmation that you have already been through the Internal Review stage with the council.

Request reference:
FOI 9433