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

Gavin Chait made this Freedom of Information request to Warwick District Council as part of a batch sent to 84 authorities

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Dear Warwick 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

Alan Robbins, Warwick District Council

 

 

 

Dear Gavin Chait

 

Thank you for your request for information which I acknowledge was
received by the District Council on 3 April 2019.

 

Your request is currently being considered. If the District Council is
able to provide you with the information you have requested, then under
the Freedom of Information Act you are entitled to receive it within 20
working days.

 

For your information, the FOI Act defines a number of exemptions which may
prevent release of some or all of the information you have requested.  The
District Council will assess your information request in light of the
exemptions.  If exemptions do apply, then the District Council may decide
not to release all, or part, of the information you have requested.  You
will be informed if this is the case.

 

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then
they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken by the District
Council as to whether to release the information to you.  You will be kept
informed if this is the case.

 

The District Council will not charge a fee to provide you with the
information you have requested, provided the cost of dealing with your
request is less than £450. If it appears likely that your request will
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Act, is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office (0303 123
1113) or on their website [1]www.ico.org.uk, and on the District Council’s
website.

 

Kind regards

Alan Robbins

Corporate Support Team Assistant

Warwick District Council

Riverside House

Milverton Hill

Royal Leamington Spa

CV32 5HZ

01926 456123

 

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Mr Chait

 

Please find attached, as requested, a full set of NDR data from Warwick
District Council.

 

Kind regards

 

Paul

 

Paul Town

Revenues & Recovery Manager

Finance Department

Warwick District Council, Riverside House,

Milverton Hill, Royal Leamington Spa CV32 5HZ

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From: Alan Robbins <[email address]>
Sent: 04 April 2019 11:26
To: Paul Town <[email address]>
Cc: Finance <[email address]>
Subject: FOI . 235.19. Gavin Chait

 

 

 

 

Dear Warwick 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

 

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