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

Gavin Chait made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Maldon District Council as part of a batch sent to 16 authorities

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Maldon 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.

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

Helen Overton, Maldon District Council

Enquiries to: Committee Clerk

Email: [email address]

Dear Mr Chait

Freedom of Information Request F17/0317

Thank you for your request for information which was received by Maldon District Council on 9 October 2017. The request is covered by the Freedom of Information Act, under which we must respond within 20 working days.

In considering your request the Authority will firstly determine if such information is held. Upon identification of the relevant information the Authority will carry out a review of the documentation to ensure that disclosure is compliant with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 regulations and exemptions.

Under certain circumstances we may charge for providing information. The Council will seek the applicantÂ's agreement prior to carrying out any work that could incur a charge.

Should you wish to discuss your application further please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely

Committee Clerk

Our Vision: To make Maldon District a better place to live, work and enjoy.

Helen Overton, Maldon District Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Chait

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information Request.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Regards

Committee Services

Our Vision: To make Maldon District a better place to live, work and enjoy.