Dear Liverpool City Council,
In terms of the Freedom of Information Act of 2000, and subject to section 40(2) on personal data, 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 Property Reference Code (linking the property to the VOA database reference)
- 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)
If you are unable to provide an absolute “Occupation / Vacancy” status, please provide the Exemptions and / or Reliefs that a particular property may be receiving.
Please provide these data as machine-readable as either a CSV or Microsoft Excel file, capable of re-use, and under terms of the Open Government Licence (meaning reuse for any and all purposes, including commercial).
I last requested this data three months ago, and this is a request for an updated and current dataset.
I'm sure you get many requests for business rates and responding and managing these FOIs must be costly for you. Could I request that - as 65% of local authorities now do - you update and release this dataset via a dedicated page on your local authority website or on an open data service. I can recommend approaches for you to consider, and you should find that this reduces the time and cost of this request process.
Dear Finance and Resources,
Please could you clarify your refusal as it was only three months ago that you did publish:
That publication was in response to this ICO ruling: FS50685350 vs Liverpool City Council; citing Section 31(1)(a);
In other words, your continuing refusal is not just in contravention of this ruling, but in contravention of your own decision to abide by this ruling.
Please could you provide the data as requested, or I will refer this matter to ICO for remedy.
Dear Mr Chait
Out apologies as an incorrect response was clearly sent to you.
The relevant information will be sent tomorrow.
Dear Mr Chait
Please see attached response to your FOI Request as submitted to Liverpool
Liverpool City Council
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