Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data
Gavin Chait made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Plymouth City Council as part of a batch sent to 14 authorities
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Dear Plymouth 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 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.
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 I intend to update this national series every three months. Could I request that - as more than 51% 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. I can recommend approaches for you to consider, and you should find that this reduces the time and cost of this request process.
Thank you and kind regards
Thank you for your request for information dated 12 July 2017 requesting a
complete list of all commercial properties within our council area.
This email is a full response to that application, and I confirm that we
· 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)
I must advise that we have not provided the information pertaining to sole
Please note that the information supplied can mostly be re-used in
accordance with the Open Government Licence. The council should be
acknowledged as the source of the information, but copyright is maintained
for all photographs and third party contributions to the information
supplied. For further details see
I hope that we have supplied the information that you expected to receive.
If you wish to discuss this email or the information that is supplied then
please contact me.
Plymouth City Council
West Hoe Road
E [email address]
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