Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data
Dear Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council,
In terms of the Freedom of Information Act of 2000, could you please provide me with a complete and up-to-date list of all business (non-residential) property rates data for your local authority, and including the following fields:
- Billing Authority Code
- Firm's Trading Name (i.e. property occupant)
- Full Property Address (Number, Street, Postal Code, Town)
- Occupied / Vacant
- Date of Occupation / Vacancy
- Actual annual rates charged (in Pounds)
While such data series are often published by local authorities, I have undertaken a thorough search of your website and have not found these. If they are available, as requested, then please - in terms of Section 21 of the act - could you provide a link to the page where the data are published, as well as guidance on the update frequency.
I appreciate that properties owned / rented by individuals are personal information and such personal data (i.e. the Firm's Trading Name) would be excluded from my request in terms of Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In such cases, please provide the remaining information with the Firm's Trading Name either blank or listed as 'individual'.
Please provide this as machine-readable as either a CSV or Microsoft Excel file, capable of re-use, and under terms of the Open Government Licence.
I am compiling a comprehensive time-series database of business activity across the UK and will require the dataset updated on a quarterly basis. Some 20% of local authorities already provide this dataset (and a total of 30% of local authorities provide a subset of these data) on a monthly to quarterly basis on a dedicated page on their websites or on an open data service. I would appreciate it if you could do the same.
Hello Mr Chait
I wish to acknowledge receipt of your request, referenced FOI/16/0233 and I am in a position to provide you with an immediate response.
I can confirm we do hold the information you request. Please find attached an excel spreadsheet containing the information you require.
Dear Information Security,
Thank you for the data, however, in terms of my original request, there is no indication of the state of the property's occupancy. Are you able to add that data into this dataset?
Hello Mr Chait
Apologies that this information isn’t already in the information provided to you. I will ask the relevant officers of the Authority to commence enquiries immediately to find all applicable information relating to your request under the FOI Act and to supply any which is found to you.
The authority must provide you with the information you require within a maximum of 20 working days, which means the information must be passed to you (assuming no exemptions are claimed) by 13/04/2016.
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