The complainant has requested information relating to the business rates payable, and actually paid, by the liable parties on a particular property. The council initially applied section 40(2) to withhold the information. In its internal review it changed its decision. It provided details of the payable rates to the complainants, and withheld the actual rates paid by the parties under section 43(2) (commercial interests). During the Commissioner’s investigation, the council also applied section 41(1) (information provided in confidence) to withhold the information. The Commissioner’s decision is that the council was correct to apply section 41(1) to withhold the information from disclosure. She has not therefore found it necessary to consider the application of section 43(2). The Commissioner does not require the council to take any steps.
FOI 41: Complaint not upheld
 UKICO fs50873141
England and Wales
Updated: 05 January 2022; Ref: scu.651451