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

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Dear Erewash Borough 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

Helen Keast, Erewash Borough Council

Dear Mr Chait

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Under section 21 of the Act, we are not required to provide information in response to a request if it is already reasonably accessible to you. The information you requested is available in our Open Data webpage the following link:

The open data files are refreshed on a monthly basis, so should always be current within 20 working days of the date of your FOI request.

You may find further information of interest in our disclosure logs at:

Most of the information that we provide in response to the Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations 2004 requests will be subject to copyright protection. In most cases the copyright will be owned by Erewash Borough Council. The copyright in other information may be owned by another person or organisation, as indicated by the information itself.

You are free to use any information supplied for your own use, including non-commercial research purposes. The information may also be used for the purpose of news reporting. However, any other type of re-use, for example, by publishing the information or issuing copies to the public will require the permission of the copyright holder.

For information where the copyright is owned by Erewash Borough Council details of the conditions on re-use can be found on our website at:

For information where the copyright is owned by another person or organisation, you must apply to the copyright owner to obtain their permission.

If for whatever reason you are unhappy with our response you are entitled to pursue any dissatisfaction through the Council's Complaints Procedure details of which are available via the Council’s website at:-

Should you remain dissatisfied you can appeal against the decision by contacting the Information Commissioner. Generally, the Information Commissioners Office cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Erewash Borough Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF. If you have any further queries regarding this matter please refer them to the Information Officer at the address below.

Yours sincerely

Martin Durkin
Performance and Information Security Officer

Performance and Communities
Erewash Borough Council
Ilkeston Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5RP
Tel: 0115 907 22 44
Extension: 3579

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