Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Q4 2018)

Gavin Chait made this Freedom of Information request to Ealing Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 10 authorities

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Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Ealing Borough Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Ealing 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 71% 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

foirequests, Ealing Borough Council

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Dear Gavin Chait,

 

Please find attached response to your recent Freedom of Information
request.

 

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an internal review. 

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[1]http://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/200640/fre...

 

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Information Governance Team (FOI/EIR)

 

Ealing Council

Freedom of Information

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Dear foirequests,

Thank you so much for the data provided, however it is in PDF format. Can you provide this as machine-readable as either a CSV or Microsoft Excel file?

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Chait