Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Q2 2018)

Gavin Chait made this Freedom of Information request to Haringey Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 8 authorities

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Dear Haringey 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 Property 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 these data as machine-readable as either a CSV or Microsoft Excel file, capable of re-use, and under terms of the Open Government Licence (meaning reuse for any and all purposes, including commercial).

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 65% of local authorities now 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

Haringey Borough Council

Dear Mr Chait

 

Freedom of Information / Environmental Information Regulations Request:
LBH/7245718

 

I acknowledge your request for information received on 05 April 2018.

 

This information request will be dealt with in accordance with the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations and we
will send the response by 03 May 2018

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Feedback and Information Governance

 

Shared Service Centre | Central Team

Haringey Council 

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Dear Mr Chait,

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request ref: LBH/7245718

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 05 April 2018, in
which you asked for the following information:

 

A complete and up-to-date list of all business (non-residential) property
rates data for your local authority

 

Please  accept my apologies for my late reply.

 

My response is as follows:

 

Please be advised that we do hold the information requested. However it is
the authority’s intention to publish this information at a future date and
until the publication is released Section 22 of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 provides an exemption for this information. We are not aware of
any public interest in making this information available to you in advance
of publication. As this is information that we are working on publishing
anyway and others may be interested in this information, we believe that
the public interest in applying the exemption is greater than the public
interest in providing the information to you at this moment in time.

 

I can however confirm that the requested information will be published in
June 2018.

 

If you are unhappy with how we have responded to your request you can ask
us to conduct an Internal Review. If so, please contact the [1]Feedback
and Information Team.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Angela Boyce

Service Manager (NNDR)

 

Shared Services

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Alexandra House, 10 Station Road, Wood Green, N22 7TR

 

Tel: 0208 489 3698

[email address]

 

www.haringey.gov.uk

 

 

Dear Haringey 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 Property 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 these data as machine-readable as either a CSV or Microsoft
Excel file, capable of re-use, and under terms of the Open Government
Licence (meaning reuse for any and all purposes, including commercial).

 

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 65%
of local authorities now 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

 

 

 

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