Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Q1 2019)

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Dear Carmarthenshire 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

FOIA, Carmarthenshire County Council

Dear Mr Chait,

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 2nd
January, 2019 and is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act

We are therefore required to provide a response within 20 working days,
which will be on or before 30th January, 2019.

If we require clarification we will also contact you as soon as we can –
please note that the timescale for response specified above may be subject
to change if this is the case.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any
queries, remembering to quote the reference number above in any

Yours sincerely

John Tillman
Rheolwr Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth a Chwynion
Adfywio a Pholisi
Adran y Prif Weithredwr
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

Information Governance & Complaints Manager
Regeneration & Policy
Chief Executive’s Department
Carmarthenshire County Council

Mewnol/Internal: 4127
Allanol/External: 01267 224127

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FOIA, Carmarthenshire County Council

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Dear Mr. Chait

I refer to your request for information, which was received on 2nd
January, 2019 and has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act

The specific information you requested was contained in your email below.

In response, please find attached the relevant information held by the

Yours sincerely

Julie John
Information Officer
Regeneration & Policy/Adfywio a Pholisi
Chief Executive’s Department/Adran Y Prif Weithredwr
Carmarthenshire County Council/Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin
Allanol/External (01267) 224498
Mewnol/Internal: 4498

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