Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Q2 2019)

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Dear Darlington 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

Darlington Borough Council

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Dear Mr Chait

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 03 July 2019. 

 

We are processing your request in accordance with our Freedom of
Information and Environmental Information Request Procedure, which you can
find on our [2]website.

 

If we need more information in order to process your request, we will
contact you in due course.

 

You can expect a full response to your request within 20 working days.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Susan Williamson

Complaints & Information Governance Assistant

(01325) 406777

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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Dear Mr Chait

Request reference: DBC-1171-19

Please find attached the Council's response to your recent request for
information. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Rachel Seddon

Complaints & Information Governance Assistant

(01325) 406777

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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Dear Darlington Borough Council,

I have always been very clear in my requests, and going back quarterly to May 2016 with you, that in the absence of specific information on actual annual rates, "the Exemptions and / or Reliefs that a particular property may be receiving" would be fine. You have never missed an update since I started this project, so I'm curious as to what may have changed?

To reiterate my original request:

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), or, in the absence of such a field (as stated below), the Exemptions and / or Reliefs that a particular property may be receiving

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).

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

Darlington Borough Council

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Dear Mr Chait

 

Request reference: DBC-1171-19 

Thank you for your email received on 8th August 2019. As you have now
refined your request to include 'in the absence of such a field (as stated
below), the Exemptions and / or Reliefs that a particular property may be
receiving' as an alternative to providing 'Actual annual rates charged',
please find attached an amended response to your request. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Rachel Seddon

Complaints & Information Governance Assistant

(01325) 406777

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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