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

Gavin Chait made this Freedom of Information request to Norwich City Council

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Dear Norwich City 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

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FOI QUERIES, Norwich City Council

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Dear Mr Chait,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. I can confirm the
information you have requested is held by Norwich City Council.

 

Request

 

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.

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FOI QUERIES, Norwich City Council

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Dear Mr Chait,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. I can confirm the
information you have requested is held by Norwich City Council.

 

We have noticed that we may have sent you two reports relating to reliefs,
instead of the report of exemptions that you asked for. Please find
attached correct file, and apologies for this error.

 

 

 

Please quote the reference number PN7468782 in any future

communications relating to this FOI request.

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Norwich City Council

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Yours faithfully
 

Data protection and information team

Norwich City Council

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