Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data

Gavin Chait made this Freedom of Information request to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 55 authorities

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Dear Solihull 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 Information Governance Team,

Information request
Our reference: 1387596
 

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Dear Mr Chait
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 15 March
2016, the details of which are given below:
 
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.
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we aim to send a response by 14 April 2016.
 
In some cases, a fee may be payable.  If we decide a fee is payable, we
will send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate). 
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Teresa Evans
Corporate Information Governance Officer
Corporate Information Governance Team
Solihull Council

Tel: 0121 704 6169
[1]www.solihull.gov.uk
 
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Carol Donovan,

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Information request
Our reference: 1387596
 

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Dear Mr Chait,
 
Thank you for your request for information, please find our response
attached to this email.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
Carol Donovan
Corporate Information Governance Officer
Corporate Performance, Policy and Information
Solihull Council
[1]www.solihull.gov.uk
 
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