Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Q4 2017)

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Basildon 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 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 responding and managing these FOIs must be costly for you. Could I request that - as more than 53% 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.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

Basildon Council, Email Notification, Basildon Borough Council

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Dear Mr  Chait

I refer to your request for information submitted on 09/10/2017.

Under Section 21 of the Act, we are not required to provide information in
response to a request if it is reasonably accessible to you. The
information you have requested is available from the following URL :

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Peter Samuels

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Dear Basildon Borough Council,

Thank you for providing me with a link to your data http://www.basildon.gov.uk/article/5193/.... However, the occupancy status of each property (occupied/void) is not present in your published data.

Please could you update this and provide an updated version of your data.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

Basildon Council, Email Notification, Basildon Borough Council

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Dear Mr G Chait

I refer to your Freedom of Information request submitted on 09/10/2017.

I have attached a spread sheet which contains the information you have
requested.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision
you should write to:

Legal Information Support Team

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally the ICO
cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure
first. The ICO can be contacted at The Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SKP 5AF

If you have any queries about this letter please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications

Yours sincerely

Peter Samuels

Legal Information Support Team

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This message does not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, policies or
procedures of Basildon Borough Council or its partners and does not give
rise to any contract, undertaking or agreement. eMail is not a secure form
of communication. Every effort has been made to ensure that this message
has been correctly addressed. It and any associated file(s) may contain
privileged or confidential information or details intended only for the
sender and the intended recipient. If this message is received by anyone
other than the intended recipient please delete the message and any
associated file(s) and destroy any printed copy. Please notify the sender
by a return e-mail or telephone and make them aware that the message has
been received by someone other than the intended recipient. If the subject
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personal responsibility of the sender and not Basildon Borough Council or
its partners.

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