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

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Dear North Dorset 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 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

North Dorset District Council

Dear Mr Chait,
Thank you for your information access request: we aim to complete this
within 20 working days from 05/04/2018. Please quote your reference number
(30612) in further correspondence.
Yours sincerely,
The Customer Services Team at Dorset Councils Partnership, a partnership
between North Dorset District Council, West Dorset District Council and
Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

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Dear Mr Gavin Chait,

Regarding the following Information Access Request:

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).

Spreadsheet attached.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to Roger Greene, Monitoring
Officer at [email address]. Please remember to quote the reference number
above in any future communications.  If you are not content with the
outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to
the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner
can be contacted at Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

Lisa Camp

Customer Services Support Officer

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