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

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Dear Wrexham County 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

foi, Wrexham County Borough Council

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Dear Mr Chait

 

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Further to your request for information under the Freedom of Information
Act, I can confirm that the identical information was emailed to you
02/05/2018.  This is a repeated request and as a public authority we are
not obliged to respond to the same request within 60 consecutive working
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Dear Wrexham County 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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