Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Q3 2018)

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Dear Tunbridge Wells 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

info (TWBC), Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

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Dear Mr Chait,

Re: FOI F06945

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

Please find attached the response to your recent request regarding
Business Rates.

I can confirm that Tunbridge Wells Borough Council produces datasets on a
quarterly basis. The next dataset covering April to June will be released
at the beginning of July.

Our datasets can also be viewed online and I have provided a link to our
website below:

[1]http://www.tunbridgewells.gov.uk/council...

I hope this information is helpful and if there is anything further I can
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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Jessica Cox

Corporate Governance Assistant

 

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