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

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Dear West Berkshire 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 sincerely,

Gavin Chait

foi, West Berkshire Council

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FoI/2022/1086-Chait

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

 

Request for information: Complete Non-Residential / Business Property
Rates Data

 

Thank you for your request received 08 December 2022; we would normally
seek to respond within twenty working days, please get in contact if you
have any further queries

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FOI TEAM
Legal and Democratic, West Berkshire Council Market Street Newbury RG14
5LD
[1][West Berkshire Council request email]
[2]www.westberks.gov.uk

 

 

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foi, West Berkshire Council

Dear Mr Chait,

Following your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this
information is now available and is published on our website.

 

[1]www.westberks.gov.uk/Business-rates-open-data

 

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Sent: 08 December 2022 08:49
To: foi <[West Berkshire Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Complete Non-Residential /
Business Property Rates Data (Q3 2022)
 
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Dear West Berkshire 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 sincerely,

Gavin Chait

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