Dear Bromley 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 Reference Code (linking the property to the VOA database reference)
- 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)
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.
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 last requested this data more than six months ago, and this is a request for an updated and current dataset.
I'm sure you get many requests for business rates and we intend to update this national series every six months. Could we request that - as more than 30% of local authorities already do - you update and release this dataset via a dedicated page on your local authority website or on an open data service. You should find that this reduces the time and cost of this request process.
Dear Mr Chait,
Thank you for your email – your request will be passed to a departmental
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Dear Mr Chait,
Please find attached data as requested in your Freedom of Information
Head of Revenues and Benefits
Tel: 020 8313 4858
Fax: 020 8313 4335
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