Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data

The request was refused by Southwark Borough Council.

Dear Southwark 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

accessinfo, Southwark Borough Council

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Vanessa Bascoe, Southwark Borough Council

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Bascoe, Vanessa, Southwark Borough Council

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Dear Mr Chait
 
Please see the attached document in response to your information request.
 
 
Kind regards
 
Vanessa Bascoe
 
Vanessa Bascoe | Assistant Corporate Freedom of Information Officer
Finance & Governance
2nd Floor, Hub 1(B) | 160 Tooley Street | London SE1 2QH
PO Box 64529, London SE1P 5LX
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Dear Vanessa Bascoe,

Thank you for providing me with a link to your data. Are you able to advise if you are also able to provide me with the occupancy status of each property (occupied/void)? This field is not present in your published data.

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Chait

Dear Vanessa Bascoe,

I've been let know that you are now publishing my data request on your website at http://www.southwark.gov.uk/business-rat....

I've downloaded the data and have a query regarding the vacancy listings which are provided as a date. Am I to understand that properties with a listed date have been vacant continuously since that date?

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Chait

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