Charitable rates relief communications with schools and Scottish Council of Independent Schools: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

“All communications to and from independent schools/the Scottish Council of Independent Schools in calendar years 2020 and 2021 on the issue of charitable rates relief.”


I attach a copy of all of the information you requested. Please see attached Annexes.

An exemption applies:

An exemption under section 38(1) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested. Private names and addresses have been redacted to maintain privacy.

This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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