Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Q1 2019)

Gavin Chait made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Sunderland City Council as part of a batch sent to 4 authorities

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Sunderland City Council Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Sunderland 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 71% 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.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

Solicitor - Freedom of Information, Sunderland City Council

2 Atodiad

Re: Your request for information concerning:

 

Non-Residential / Business Property Rates

 

The Council aims to provide available information promptly and in any
event within 20 working days, unless, exceptionally, there is a need to
consider whether the information is exempt from disclosure.

 

I will contact you again soon in connection with your request.

 

Please quote the reference below if you contact the Council regarding this
request.

 

Customer Request Number:  FOI_140

 

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Sharon Holden, Sunderland City Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Chait

 

Please see attached response to your recent freedom of information
request.

 

 

Kind regards

 

Sharon

 

Sharon Holden IRRV (Hons)

Revenues Manager

Corporate Services

Sunderland City Council

 

Tel: 0191 561 1899

Fax: 0191 565 6279

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