Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Q1 2021)

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Dear Hart District 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. Most recently, these data were used by MHCLG for the assessment of support to local authorities via the LEVELLING UP FUND.

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 sincerely

Gavin Chait

FOI User, Hart District Council

Thank you for contacting FOI at Hart District Council. 

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible but we
ask you to appreciate that our priority in terms of resources, finances or
people, might be diverted away from usual compliance or information
governance work during this extraordinary pandemic period. This
understandably may result in us not being able to meet statutory
timescales. We apologise if this results in a delay in the Council
responding to your FOI request.   

 

 

FOI User, Hart District Council

Dear Gavin,

Your FOI has been logged and allocated to an officer. 

 

Reference: 21/00824/FOI

Please quote the above in any future correspondence relating to this FOI
request.

 

We ask for your patience at this challenging time. We will respond to your
request, but if, for operational issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic,
we cannot respond to you in time we will let you know and explain why. At
the same time, we will give you a date by which will reply to your
request. 

Kind regards,

Beckii

FOI Co-Ordinator
Hart District Council
Harlington Way
Fleet
GU51 4AE

COVID - 19 pandemic
The Council will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible
but we ask you to appreciate that our priority in terms of resources,
finances or people, might be diverted away from usual compliance or
information work during this extraordinary pandemic period. This
understandably may result in the Council not being able to respond to you
as quickly as we would like to.

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From: Gavin Chait <[FOI #745939 email]>
Sent: 12 April 2021 09:03
To: FOI User <[Hart District Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Complete Non-Residential /
Business Property Rates Data (Q1 2021)
 
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not click links or open attachments unless you recognise the sender and
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Dear Hart District 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. Most recently, these data were used by MHCLG for the
assessment of support to local authorities via the LEVELLING UP FUND.

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 sincerely

Gavin Chait

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FOI User, Hart District Council

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Dear Gavin,

Further to your Freedom of Information request reference: 21/00824/FOI

Re: “Business rates data”

The Council does hold the requested information and our response is as
attached.

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request a review. Please write in the first instance to:

FOI Co-Ordinator

Hart District Council

Civic Offices

Fleet

GU51 4AE

[Hart District Council request email]

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545 745 www.ico.gov.uk

There is no charge for making an appeal.

Kind regards,

Beckii

FOI Co-Ordinator
Hart District Council
Harlington Way
Fleet
GU51 4AE

COVID - 19 pandemic
The Council will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible
but we ask you to appreciate that our priority in terms of resources,
finances or people, might be diverted away from usual compliance or
information work during this extraordinary pandemic period. This
understandably may result in the Council not being able to respond to you
as quickly as we would like to.

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From: Gavin Chait <[FOI #745939 email]>
Sent: 12 April 2021 09:03
To: FOI User <[Hart District Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Complete Non-Residential /
Business Property Rates Data (Q1 2021)
 
CAUTION: This email originated from outside of Hart District Council. Do
not click links or open attachments unless you recognise the sender and
know the content is safe.

'

Dear Hart District 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. Most recently, these data were used by MHCLG for the
assessment of support to local authorities via the LEVELLING UP FUND.

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 sincerely

Gavin Chait

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Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

[FOI #745939 email]

Is [Hart District Council request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information requests
to Hart District Council? If so, please contact us using this form:

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Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:

[2]https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlo...

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latest advice from the ICO:

[3]https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlo...

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

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