Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Q4 2023)

Gavin Chait made this Freedom of Information request to Great Yarmouth Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 36 authorities Automatic anti-spam measures are in place for this older request. Please let us know if a further response is expected or if you are having trouble responding.

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Dear Great Yarmouth 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
- Reliefs and / or exemption categories (classifications) granted or applied
- Date that reliefs and / or exemption categories granted or applied
- Value of reliefs and / or exemption categories granted or applied (in Pounds)
- Actual annual rates charged (in Pounds)

If you are unable to provide an absolute “Occupation / Vacancy” status, please provide the balance of the information requested..

Please could you also provide a list of definitions for the codes for the Exemptions and / or Reliefs you use.

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

Freedom of Information, Great Yarmouth Borough Council

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Dear Gavin,


Business Rates Data



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to supply the information you have requested. In accordance with the
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Andrea Krout  
Democratic Services Officer  
Corporate Services 
Legal and Governance 
Great Yarmouth Borough Council 
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