Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data

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Dear North Tyneside Metropolitan 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)

I am aware that you already do provide listings of some business rates data (such as credit balances, or those receiving rates relief) but the existing data does not state whether properties are occupied or vacant (whether relief is received or not). It is also critical that the Billing Authority Code be provided for each property otherwise I am unable to reconcile your data with the Valuations Office master list.

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.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

FOI Officer, North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Gavin Chait

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

In all further correspondence please quote our reference RFI 1603056. 
Thank you for your request for information. 

 

Your request was received on 15/03/2016  and the Council is dealing with
it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

As required by the legislation, the Council aims to answer your request
promptly, but no later than 20 working days after receipt. As stated in
the Information Commissioner’s guidance, Awareness Guidance 11 Time for
Compliance, the 20 working day clock starts the day after the Council
received the request. The due date has been calculated to be 14/04/2016. 

 

If the information you have requested contains reference to a third party,
then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or
not to release the information to you.

 

Very occasionally, fees may be payable for the supply of information under
the Freedom of Information Act.  This will be considered, and if fees are
payable in respect of this request the Council will contact you before
proceeding in order to be sure that you are happy to go ahead.  Any fees
that do apply must be paid before the information is processed and
released.

 

Please note that an anonymised copy of our response to your request may be
published in the Council’s Disclosure Log where appropriate.  This is a
record of responses to completed requests for information that the Council
has received and dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 from 6 July 2009 onwards.

 

The Council’s Disclosure Log is available online at the following address:

 

[1]http://www.northtyneside.gov.uk/foi-disc...

 

If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

 

Eilidh Cook

Local Information Manager

Information Governance

[2]North Tyneside Council.

 

Tel: (0191) 643 5363 

 

[3]Facebook[4]Twitter email 

 

[5]www.northtyneside.gov.uk 

 

 

From: Gavin Chait [mailto:[FOI #322468 email]]
Sent: 15 March 2016 12:03
To: FOI Officer
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Complete Non-Residential /
Business Property Rates Data [Scanned]

 

Dear North Tyneside Metropolitan 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)

I am aware that you already do provide listings of some business
rates data (such as credit balances, or those receiving rates
relief) but the existing data does not state whether properties are
occupied or vacant (whether relief is received or not). It is also
critical that the Billing Authority Code be provided for each
property otherwise I am unable to reconcile your data with the
Valuations Office master list.

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.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

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FOI Officer, North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Gavin Chait

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

In all further correspondence please quote our reference RFI 1603056. 

 

Your request for information under the above legislation has now been
considered. Please see response attached.

 

Please note that an anonymised copy of this response may be published in
our Disclosure Log where appropriate.

 

This is a record of responses to completed requests for information that
the Council has received and dealt with under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 from 6th July 2009
onwards. The Disclosure Log is available online at the following address:

 

[1]http://www.northtyneside.gov.uk/foi-disc...

 

I trust that this information answers your request, but if you have any
further requests please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

If you are unhappy with the way the Council has handled your request, you
may ask for an internal review. Please contact the Information Governance
Team no later than 40 working days after the date of this letter, after
which time we will consider the matter closed.

 

Law and Governance

North Tyneside Council

Quadrant

The Silverlink North

Cobalt Business Park

North Tyneside

NE27 0BY

 

e-mail [2][North Tyneside Council request email]

 

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner
at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

[3]www.ico.org.uk

 

 

 

Eilidh Cook

Local Information Manager

Information Governance

[4]North Tyneside Council.

 

Tel: (0191) 643 5363 

 

[5]Facebook[6]Twitter email 

 

[7]www.northtyneside.gov.uk 

 

 

From: FOI Officer
Sent: 15 March 2016 15:39
To: 'Gavin Chait'
Cc: FOI Officer
Subject: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION RFI
1603056. [Scanned]

 

Dear Gavin Chait

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

In all further correspondence please quote our reference RFI 1603056. 
Thank you for your request for information. 

 

Your request was received on 15/03/2016  and the Council is dealing with
it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

As required by the legislation, the Council aims to answer your request
promptly, but no later than 20 working days after receipt. As stated in
the Information Commissioner’s guidance, Awareness Guidance 11 Time for
Compliance, the 20 working day clock starts the day after the Council
received the request. The due date has been calculated to be 14/04/2016. 

 

If the information you have requested contains reference to a third party,
then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or
not to release the information to you.

 

Very occasionally, fees may be payable for the supply of information under
the Freedom of Information Act.  This will be considered, and if fees are
payable in respect of this request the Council will contact you before
proceeding in order to be sure that you are happy to go ahead.  Any fees
that do apply must be paid before the information is processed and
released.

 

Please note that an anonymised copy of our response to your request may be
published in the Council’s Disclosure Log where appropriate.  This is a
record of responses to completed requests for information that the Council
has received and dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 from 6 July 2009 onwards.

 

The Council’s Disclosure Log is available online at the following address:

 

[8]http://www.northtyneside.gov.uk/foi-disc...

 

If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

 

Eilidh Cook

Local Information Manager

Information Governance

[9]North Tyneside Council.

 

Tel: (0191) 643 5363 

 

[10]Facebook[11]Twitter email 

 

[12]www.northtyneside.gov.uk 

 

 

From: Gavin Chait [[13]mailto:[FOI #322468 email]]
Sent: 15 March 2016 12:03
To: FOI Officer
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Complete Non-Residential /
Business Property Rates Data [Scanned]

 

Dear North Tyneside Metropolitan 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)

I am aware that you already do provide listings of some business
rates data (such as credit balances, or those receiving rates
relief) but the existing data does not state whether properties are
occupied or vacant (whether relief is received or not). It is also
critical that the Billing Authority Code be provided for each
property otherwise I am unable to reconcile your data with the
Valuations Office master list.

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.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[14][FOI #322468 email]

Is [15][North Tyneside Council request email] the wrong address for Freedom of
Information requests to North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough
Council? If so, please contact us using this form:
[16]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be
published on the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[17]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...

For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read
the latest advice from the ICO:
[18]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your
web manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

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Dear FOI Officer,

Thank you for the data, however, I do intend to use these data commercially.

The purpose of our use of the data requested is in informing entrepreneurs and business seekers about opportunities in empty premises when they are advertised for new tenants. Further details on our activities are available at http://pikhaya.com, but our activity is supported by the Open Data Institute and we have received funding from the EU Open Data Incubator to develop this service.

According to the Information Commissioners Office, "RPSI is intended to encourage re-use of public sector information" - https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/gui... In addition, organisations "may impose conditions on re-use but the conditions must be as open and non-restrictive as possible. The easiest way to do this is to use the Open Government Licence."

Could you please advise if you are able to release these under the UK Open Government License so that I am able to republish?

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Chait

FOI Officer, North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Hi Gavin,

 

Yes you can republish.

 

Thanks

 

Eilidh Cook

Local Information Manager

Information Governance

[1]North Tyneside Council.

 

Tel: (0191) 643 5363 

 

[2]Facebook[3]Twitter email 

 

[4]www.northtyneside.gov.uk 

 

 

From: Gavin Chait [mailto:[FOI #322468 email]]
Sent: 12 April 2016 12:04
To: FOI Officer
Subject: RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION RFI
1603056. [Scanned]

 

Dear FOI Officer,

Thank you for the data, however, I do intend to use these data
commercially.

The purpose of our use of the data requested is in informing entrepreneurs
and business seekers about opportunities in empty premises when they are
advertised for new tenants. Further details on our activities are
available at [5]http://pikhaya.com, but our activity is supported by the
Open Data Institute and we have received funding from the EU Open Data
Incubator to develop this service.

According to the Information Commissioners Office, "RPSI is intended to
encourage re-use of public sector information" -
[6]https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/gui... In
addition, organisations "may impose conditions on re-use but the
conditions must be as open and non-restrictive as possible. The easiest
way to do this is to use the Open Government Licence."

Could you please advise if you are able to release these under the UK Open
Government License so that I am able to republish?

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Chait

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