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

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Dear Eden 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 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

foi, Eden District Council

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Freedom of Information

Eden District Council

Town Hall, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7QF

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Eden District Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
received on 04/Oct/2018. I have registered your request under reference
number FOI 05653 and would be grateful if you would please use this
reference and the email address [Eden District Council request email] on any future
correspondence relating to this request.

We aim to respond to your request no later than 01/Nov/2018.

Whilst it is the Council’s policy to provide information wherever
possible, I need to advise you that there are a number of exemptions under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which may prevent the release of some
or all of the information you have requested. Some exemptions are absolute
and some only apply where the public interest in maintaining the exemption
outweighs that in disclosing the information. You will be informed if this
is the case and the reason why.

Once the information has been identified the Authority may also ask that a
fee be paid for processing and delivering the information to you. Details
of any fee to be charged will be notified to you as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully

Eden District Council

FOI Team

Tel: 01768 817817
Email: [email address]

Town Hall
Cumbria CA11 7QF

foi, Eden District Council

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Dear Gavin

Freedom of Information request relating to businesses (and charities) that have become liable for non-domestic rates

Further to your FOI request about businesses (and charities) that have become liable for non domestic rates which was logged under FOI Ref No 05653, I am now in a position to provide a response to your request for information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please find attached the business rates spreadsheet which can be filtered to obtain information regarding businesses and charities. This spreadsheet is updated regularly and was last done so in November 2018.

I hope this satisfies your query however if you are dissatisfied with this response you can have your complaint heard under the Council’s Complaints Procedure. To do this you will need to contact us within ten working days of receipt of this e-mail requesting. You can do this by the contacting the Deputy Chief Executive (Matthew Neal) via [email address] or writing to the Deputy Chief Executive at Eden District Council, Town Hall, Penrith CA11 7QF.

You can also complain to the Information Commissioner (ICO) at: Information Commissioner’s Officer, Wycliffe House, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF or by telephoning 0303 123 1113. Generally the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Eden District Council.

Most of the information that we provide in response to Freedom of Information Act 2000 requests will be subject to copyright protection. In most cases the copyright will be owned by Eden District Council. The copyright in other information may be owned by another person or organisation as indicated on the information itself.

You are free to use any of the information supplied for your own non-commercial research or private study purposes. The information may also be used for any other purpose allowed by a limitation or exception in copyright law, such as news reporting. However, any other type of re-use, for example by publishing the information in analogue or digital format, including on the internet, will require the permission of the copyright owner.

Kind regards

Eden District Council

FOI Team
Eden District Council, Town Hall, Penrith CA11 7QF
Tel: 01768 817817
E-mail: [Eden District Council request email]

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