Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Q3 2022)

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Dear Hillingdon 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 your local authority’s complete and most-recently updated list of all business (non-residential) property rates data, including the following fields:

- Billing Authority Property Reference Code (linking the property to the public VOA database reference)
- Firm's Trading Name (i.e. property occupant or ratepayer)
- Full Property Address (Number, Street, Postal Code, Town)
- Occupation / Vacancy status
- Date of Occupation / Vacancy
- Actual annual rates charged (in Pounds) and/or categories of reliefs/exemptions granted

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.

NOTE: While FOIs are meant to be requestor blind, these data are actively used by national government and UK universities to inform the economic response to COVID-19. Most recently, these data were used by MHCLG for the assessment of support to local authorities via the LEVELLING UP FUND.

Please publish quickly so that organisations trying to support your local authority can do so, and, if you have any difficulties, please contact me so that I may help.

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 (reuse for any and all purposes, including commercial).

I last requested these data three months ago, and this is a request for your latest updated dataset.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

Residents Services FOI, Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Gavin Chait,
I am writing in response to your request for information which is being
treated under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, received 11/11/2022
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we have 20 working days to
respond to your requests.  Therefore, the deadline for our response is
09/12/2022

If we require further information or clarification from you to assist us
in responding to your request, or if we require a fee to be paid before we
can respond we will contact you shortly.

Yours sincerely
Michelle Barber
Members Enquiry & FOI Liaison Officer
Corporate Resources and Services
London Borough of Hillingdon
3S/03 Civic Centre

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From: Gavin Chait <[FOI #915666 email]>
Sent: 11 November 2022 00:36
To: FOI <[Hillingdon Borough Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Complete Non-Residential /
Business Property Rates Data (Q3 2022)
 
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Dear Hillingdon 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 your local
authority’s complete and most-recently updated list of all business
(non-residential) property rates data, including the following fields:

- Billing Authority Property Reference Code (linking the property to the
public VOA database reference)

- Firm's Trading Name (i.e. property occupant or ratepayer)

- Full Property Address (Number, Street, Postal Code, Town)

- Occupation / Vacancy status

- Date of Occupation / Vacancy

- Actual annual rates charged (in Pounds) and/or categories of
reliefs/exemptions granted

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.

NOTE: While FOIs are meant to be requestor blind, these data are actively
used by national government and UK universities to inform the economic
response to COVID-19. Most recently, these data were used by MHCLG for the
assessment of support to local authorities via the LEVELLING UP FUND.

Please publish quickly so that organisations trying to support your local
authority can do so,  and, if you have any difficulties, please contact me
so that I may help.

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 (reuse for any and all purposes, including commercial).

I last requested these data three months ago, and this is a request for
your latest updated dataset.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

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FOI, Hillingdon Borough Council

FOI 9406105
Dear Gavin Chait, 

I am writing in response to your request for information below. 

  

We decline to provide a specific response pursuant to section 21 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 as the information sought is available on
the Council's website via the following link: [1]Non-domestic rates
freedom of information requests - Hillingdon Council.

 

If you have any queries regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to
contact me. 

If you wish to request an internal review of our response you should
write, within 2 months, to:

Office Managing Partner, Legal Services, Civic Centre, High St, Uxbridge,
UB8 1UW (or via email to [2][Hillingdon Borough Council request email] marked for the attention
of the Office Managing Partner).

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. 

Kind regards, 
Data Protection & Freedom of Information Officer | London Borough of
Hillingdon | Legal Services 3E/04
Tel: 01895 55 8298 | FOI Email: [3][Hillingdon Borough Council request email] | SAR
Email: [4][email address
Address: London Borough of Hillingdon Civic Centre, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW

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From: Residents Services FOI <[email address]>
Sent: 18 November 2022 15:14
To: [FOI #915666 email]
<[FOI #915666 email]>
Cc: FOI <[Hillingdon Borough Council request email]>
Subject: FOI 9406105 - From: Gavin Chait - Due: 9th December 2022
 
Dear Gavin Chait,
I am writing in response to your request for information which is being
treated under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, received 11/11/2022
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we have 20 working days to
respond to your requests.  Therefore, the deadline for our response is
09/12/2022

If we require further information or clarification from you to assist us
in responding to your request, or if we require a fee to be paid before we
can respond we will contact you shortly.

Yours sincerely
Michelle Barber
Members Enquiry & FOI Liaison Officer
Corporate Resources and Services
London Borough of Hillingdon
3S/03 Civic Centre

══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════

From: Gavin Chait <[FOI #915666 email]>
Sent: 11 November 2022 00:36
To: FOI <[Hillingdon Borough Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Complete Non-Residential /
Business Property Rates Data (Q3 2022)
 
[You don't often get email from
[FOI #915666 email]. Learn why this is important at
[5]https://aka.ms/LearnAboutSenderIdentific... ]

Dear Hillingdon 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 your local
authority’s complete and most-recently updated list of all business
(non-residential) property rates data, including the following fields:

- Billing Authority Property Reference Code (linking the property to the
public VOA database reference)

- Firm's Trading Name (i.e. property occupant or ratepayer)

- Full Property Address (Number, Street, Postal Code, Town)

- Occupation / Vacancy status

- Date of Occupation / Vacancy

- Actual annual rates charged (in Pounds) and/or categories of
reliefs/exemptions granted

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.

NOTE: While FOIs are meant to be requestor blind, these data are actively
used by national government and UK universities to inform the economic
response to COVID-19. Most recently, these data were used by MHCLG for the
assessment of support to local authorities via the LEVELLING UP FUND.

Please publish quickly so that organisations trying to support your local
authority can do so,  and, if you have any difficulties, please contact me
so that I may help.

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 (reuse for any and all purposes, including commercial).

I last requested these data three months ago, and this is a request for
your latest updated dataset.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

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

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

[FOI #915666 email]

Is [Hillingdon Borough Council request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information
requests to Hillingdon Borough Council? If so, please contact us using
this form:

[6]https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlo...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:

[7]https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlo...

For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read the
latest advice from the ICO:

[8]https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlo...

[9]https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlo...

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

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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