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 84 authorities

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

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Sunderland City Council fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

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:


Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data


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


Customer Request Number:  FOI_620




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 Holden IRRV (Hons)

Revenues Manager

Corporate Services

Sunderland City Council


Tel: 0191 561 1899

Fax: 0191 565 6279

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