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

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Dear Stoke on Trent 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 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, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Chait

 

Your request for information ref. SOT63281

 

Thank you for your email requesting information about business rates.

 

Under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act we do not have to
provide information if it is already reasonably accessible to you.  The
information that you have requested is now available on our website via
the following link –

 

[1]https://www.stoke.gov.uk/downloads/file/...

 

Please note that some of the business rates data is exempt under section
40 of the Act and has not been published on our website.  We have removed
the names and addresses of sole traders where it appears that the address
is a personal one rather than a business one.  Where the address is
clearly a business address, eg. Unit 1, XXX Industrial Estate, both the
name and the address have been provided.

 

If you do not have access to the Internet you may be able to use
facilities at your local library.  If you require a paper copy of the
information please contact us.  There is normally a charge of 10p per page
for paper copies.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

Floor 2 Civic Centre Glebe Street

Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH

City of Stoke-on-Trent 

t 01782 232853, 01782 233020, 01782 233732, 01782 235965

e [2][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

 
 

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Dear FOI,

I am aware that you usually publish your data at https://www.stoke.gov.uk/directory/27/da..., but that data is in PDF format. Please provide this as machine-readable as either a CSV or Microsoft Excel file

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Chait

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Chait

Thank you for your email. Can you please advise if we can send the Excel spreadsheets to your following personal email address:-

[email address]

Kind regards

Information Rights Team

City of Stoke-on-Trent
Policy and Performance Service | City Director’s Office
Civic Centre Glebe Street Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH
Phone: 01782 232853, 233020, 233732, 235965
Email: [Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

Dear FOI,

I'm assuming you're concerned about the bug on WDTK that can sometimes mangle Excel files? You can send to my direct email, but please also send via WDTK.

My direct email: [email address]

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Chait

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

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Dear Mr Chait

 

Please find attached Excel spreadsheets as requested.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Rights Team

 

City of Stoke-on-Trent

Policy and Performance Service | City Director’s Office

Civic Centre   Glebe Street   Stoke-on-Trent   ST4 1HH

Phone: 01782 232853, 233020, 233732, 235965

Email: [1][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

 

 
 

Stoke-on-Trent has been shortlisted to become UK City of Culture 2021.
Help us to win, find out more and get behind the bid at www.sot2021.com
#sot2021

 Save time, go online; pay your council tax, manage your benefits, book a
housing repair and report a pothole at a time and place that’s convenient
for you at www.stoke.gov.uk 

 

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