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

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Dear Neath Port Talbot 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 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 Team, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received today, 4th October 2018.

We are generally required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to provide you with a response promptly, and within no more than 20 working days of receipt of a request, which will be on or before 1st November 2018.
  
If we require any clarification or further details we will contact you as soon as possible, if this is the case then the timescale for response specified above may be subject to change. 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact this team.

FOI Team
[Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council request email]

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FOI Team, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Dear Sir,

I refer to your Freedom of Information request of the 4th October 2018.  
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council’s answers to your questions are
set out on the attached spreadsheet.

If you are dissatisfied with the response to your request, under the
Authority's FOI Policy, you may appeal in writing setting out the reasons
why you think the decision is erroneous, to the Authority's Monitoring
Officer at the following address:-
 
Head of Legal Services & Monitoring Officer
Civic Centre
Port Talbot
SA13 1PJ
FOI Team
[1][Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council request email]

In the event that you appeal and are dissatisfied with that response, you
may then appeal direct to the Information Commissioner, whose address is:
 
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
SK9 5AF.
        
Yours faithfully
FOI Team
[2][Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council request email]

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