Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Q1 2020)

Gavin Chait made this Freedom of Information request to Bromley Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 62 authorities

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Dear Bromley 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

Nightingale, John, Bromley Borough Council

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Dear Mr Chait

 

Please find attached data as requested in your Freedom of information
application

 

The password will be sent under separate cover.

 

Regards

 

John Nightingale

Head of Revenues and Benefits

Finance Service

Chief Executive’s Department

Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley BR1 3UH

Tel: 020 8313 4858

Email: [1][email address]

[2]www.bromley.gov.uk

 

Please note that my normal working days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 

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Nightingale, John, Bromley Borough Council

Dear Mr Chait

 

Further to my last email, the password is: AranyaPrathet-Poipet

 

John Nightingale

Head of Revenues and Benefits

Finance Service

Chief Executive’s Department

Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley BR1 3UH

Tel: 020 8313 4858

Email: [1][email address]

[2]www.bromley.gov.uk

 

Please note that my normal working days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 

From: Nightingale, John
Sent: 12 May 2020 14:13
To: '[FOI #658545 email]'
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information request - Complete Non-Residential /
Business Property Rates Data (Q1 2020) FOI 21298

 

Dear Mr Chait

 

Please find attached data as requested in your Freedom of information
application

 

The password will be sent under separate cover.

 

Regards

 

John Nightingale

Head of Revenues and Benefits

Finance Service

Chief Executive’s Department

Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley BR1 3UH

Tel: 020 8313 4858

Email: [3][email address]

[4]www.bromley.gov.uk

 

Please note that my normal working days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 

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Dear John Nightingale,

I'm afraid that password doesn't work. Could you please send an update? Or, better yet, please send the file without a password? It all ends up here at WDTK https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Chait

Nightingale, John, Bromley Borough Council

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Dear Mr Chait

Sorry about you not being able to open the spreadsheet. Please find the attached without a password

Regards

John Nightingale
Head of Revenues and Benefits
Finance Service
Chief Executive’s Department
Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley BR1 3UH
Tel: 020 8313 4858
Email: [email address]
www.bromley.gov.uk

Please note that my normal working days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday

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Dear John Nightingale,

Thanks for this, however, there's no header row so it's almost impossible to tell what data each of the columns contains. Are you able to update this for me please?

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Chait

Nightingale, John, Bromley Borough Council

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Dear Mr Chait

Headers are now entered, sorry that they were not entered before.

Regards

John Nightingale
Head of Revenues and Benefits
Finance Service
Chief Executive’s Department
Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley BR1 3UH
Tel: 020 8313 4858
Email: [email address]
www.bromley.gov.uk

Please note that my normal working days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday

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