Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Q4 2020)

Gavin Chait made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Doncaster Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 63 authorities

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Doncaster 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 your local authority’s complete and most-recently updated list of all business (non-residential) property rates data, including the following fields:

- Billing Authority Property Reference Code (linking the property to the public VOA database reference)
- Firm's Trading Name (i.e. property occupant or ratepayer)
- Full Property Address (Number, Street, Postal Code, Town)
- Occupation / Vacancy status
- Date of Occupation / Vacancy
- Actual annual rates charged (in Pounds) and/or categories of reliefs/exemptions granted

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.

NOTE: While FOIs are meant to be requestor blind, these data are actively used by national government and UK universities to inform the economic response to COVID-19. Commercial ratepayer data are always of public interest but, in the midst of a global pandemic and its consequent devastating economic fallout, these data are vital to track business behaviour and guide government and enterprise adaptation to the social impact of COVID-19. Please publish quickly so that organisations trying to support your local authority can do so, and, if you have any difficulties, please contact me so that I may help.

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 (reuse for any and all purposes, including commercial).

I last requested these data three months ago, and this is a request for your latest updated dataset.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

Freedom of Information Requests, Doncaster Borough Council

Dear Gavin,

Re: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request for information.

I can confirm your request has been passed to the relevant department who will endeavour to search for any information held and provide you with a response as soon as is possible. This will be within 20 working days and in any case by the 10th February 2021.

Please note that some service areas within the Council are still working on the response to Covid-19 and therefore may not be available to respond to your request at this time. Should this be the case with regard to your request, please be assured we will contact you to advise you further.

Yours sincerely

Craig Miller
Information Governance Officer
Information Governance Team
Corporate Resources
Doncaster Council

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Dear Mr Chait


Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 13^th January 2021
for information about business rates properties.


Please find attached the information you have requested.


I hope that this information is useful to you.


Doncaster Council estimate that it has cost £75.00 to respond to this
request for information.


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Miss J Gaskell

Technical Adjudication and Control Officer

Customers, Digital & ICT

Doncaster Council


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