Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data

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Dear Swindon Borough Council,

In terms of the Freedom of Information Act of 2000, 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 Code
- 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)

While such data series are often published by local authorities, I have undertaken a thorough search of your website and have not found these. If they are available, as requested, then please - in terms of Section 21 of the act - could you provide a link to the page where the data are published, as well as guidance on the update frequency.

I appreciate that properties owned / rented by individuals are personal information and such personal data (i.e. the Firm's Trading Name) would be excluded from my request in terms of Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In such cases, please provide the remaining information with the Firm's Trading Name either blank or listed as 'individual'.

Please provide this as machine-readable as either a CSV or Microsoft Excel file, capable of re-use, and under terms of the Open Government Licence.

I am compiling a comprehensive time-series database of business activity across the UK and will require the dataset updated on a quarterly basis. Some 20% of local authorities already provide this dataset (and a total of 30% of local authorities provide a subset of these data) on a monthly to quarterly basis on a dedicated page on their websites or on an open data service. I would appreciate it if you could do the same.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

Customer Services, Swindon Borough Council

Thank you for your email which has been forwarded to Freedom of Information Service for response.

Kind regards

Customer Services
Swindon Borough Council
Wat Tyler House
Swindon SN1 2JG
Phone: 01793 445500

E-mail: [Swindon Borough Council request email]
Website: www.swindon.gov.uk

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Customer Services, Swindon Borough Council

Thank you for your email which has been forwarded to Freedom of Information Service for response.

Kind regards

Customer Services
Swindon Borough Council
Wat Tyler House
Swindon SN1 2JG
Phone: 01793 445500

E-mail: [Swindon Borough Council request email]
Website: www.swindon.gov.uk

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Newman, Martin (LGS),

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Dear Mr Chait,

 

Thank you for your request below to Swindon Borough Council for
information under the Freedom of Information Act.  I have prepared the
data for you; it is contained in the attached spreadsheet.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Martin Newman

Revenues Manager

Capita Local Government

 

Tel:   01793 464660

Email:  [1][email address]   [2]www.capita-lgs.co.uk

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professional and support services organisation. We provide local
authorities with specialist support covering: revenues and benefits
administration, customer services, financial services, training, IT and
administration support. To find out more about our business and the full
range of services we offer, visit our website: [3]www.capita-lgs.co.uk

 

From: Gavin Chait [[4]mailto:[FOI #322158 email]]

Sent: 14 March 2016 12:56

To: Customer Services

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Complete Non-Residential /
Business Property Rates Data

 

     Dear Swindon Borough Council,

 

     In terms of the Freedom of Information Act of 2000, 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 Code

     - 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)

 

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