Dear Rushcliffe 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.
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2^nd May 2019
Our Ref: A1323440
Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information
Thank you for your email which was received by Rushcliffe Borough Council
on 3^rd April 2019 timed 04:11, requesting information about:
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..
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Response
In accordance with section 1(1) of the FOIA 2000, any person making a
request for information to a public authority is entitled – (a) to be
information in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request, and (b) if that
is the case, to have that information communicated to him.
I can confirm that Rushcliffe Borough Council holds the information you
Please see attached file.
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