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

Gavin Chait made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Stockton on Tees Council as part of a batch sent to 8 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 Stockton on Tees 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

FOI Requests, Stockton on Tees Council

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Dear Gavin Chait

Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations 2004 – Ref: 0951/1718

Thank you for your correspondence received on 09 October 2017.

Your request is being considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (whichever is most appropriate). You will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days.

However, please note the Acts define a number of exemptions that may prevent release of the requested information. There will therefore be an assessment of your request to determine if any exemptions apply to the information requested. If the information cannot be released, or only released in part you will be informed of the reasons why, together with any rights of appeal.

If the information requested refers to a third party, they may be consulted before deciding whether it can be released.

Yours sincerely,

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD
(01642) 527455
[Stockton on Tees Council request email]
www.stockton.gov.uk

FOI Requests, Stockton on Tees Council

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Dear Gavin Chait

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref: 0951/1718

Thank you for your correspondence received on 09 October 2017. In response
to your request I can now provide the following information. 

 

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:

 

Q1. Billing Authority Reference Code (linking the property to the VOA
database reference)

Q2. Firm's Trading Name (i.e. property occupant)

Q3. Full Property Address (Number, Street, Postal Code, Town)

Q4. Occupied / Vacant

Q5. Date of Occupation / Vacancy

Q6. Actual annual rates charged (in Pounds)

 

Please see the attached spread sheet with the information you have
requested. However, please note the following:-

Details, including the address, have not been provided for sole traders,
private individuals or partnerships as this is considered to be personal
information and is exempt from disclosure under Section 40 of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 

If you have any queries or concerns please contact me in the first
instance.

 

However, if you are unhappy with the way your request for information has
been handled, you can submit a complaint to [1][Stockton on Tees Council request email] 

 

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

 

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  Telephone: 0303 123 1113  Website:
[2]www.ico.org.uk

 

The ICO does not make a charge for an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alison Croymans

Information Governance Team

 

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD

(01642) 527455

[3][Stockton on Tees Council request email]

[4]www.stockton.gov.uk

 

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