Dear Test Valley 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.
Dear Mr Chait,
Further to your recent Freedom of Information request (your original request is at the bottom of this e mail).
We confirm the Council holds the information you have requested which is ccontained in the attached three excel spread sheets
If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been handled, you can request a review by writing to the Complaints and Improvement Officer at this Councils address or complete the on-line complaint form that can be found at www.testvalley.gov.uk .
If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint, you have the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:
The Information Commissioner's Office,
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Test Valley Borough Council
[Test Valley Borough Council request email]
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