Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Malvern Hills 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 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 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 this as machine-readable as either a CSV or Microsoft Excel file, capable of re-use, and under terms of the Open Government Licence.

We 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 we intend to update this national series every three months. Could we request that - as more than 30% of local authorities already do - you update and release this dataset via a dedicated page on your local authority website or on an open data service. You should find that this reduces the time and cost of this request process.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

Nicola Stevens, Malvern Hills District Council

Thank you for your request for information which was received by this office on 29 March 2017.

Your request is being considered and we will contact you as soon as we can and not later than 20 working days following the date on which your request was received. That means we will respond to you no later than 27 April 2017.

The Freedom of Information Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent release of some or all of the information you have asked for. If this is the case we will write to advise you and also inform you of your rights of appeal.

In some circumstances we may make a charge for this information. This will be considered and we will tell you if a fee is payable. If a fee is payable, it must be paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 working day time limit allowed for our response will be suspended until receipt of the payment. Payment must be made within three months.

Nicola Stevens
PA/Management Secretary
Policy & Governance
And Freedom of Information Administrator

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Nicola Stevens, Malvern Hills District Council

Further  to your request – you can  get this information form our website
(please see link) .  Our Revenues and Benefits Office advise you can work
out the charge by multiplying the business rates multipliers/small
business multipliers by the Rateable Value.


If you have any concerns about the handling of your enquiry, you should in
the first instance contact Meesha Patel, Legal Services Manager, at
Malvern Hills District Council either by email
[2][email address]  or in writing to The Council House,
Avenue Road, Malvern, Worcs. WR14 3AF.

If however, he is unable to resolve your concerns, you may then wish to
make an appeal directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9


Nicola Stevens

PA/Management Secretary

Policy & Governance

And Freedom of Information Administrator





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