Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data

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Dear Bury 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 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.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

Customer Contact Team, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

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Thank you for contacting us regarding your FOI Request, your request has
been passed to the appropriate departments(s):

Resources and Regulation

Should you need to speak to us regarding this, your reference is: 
2587472.

If you have any further questions about this issue please E-mail
[1][Bury Council request email] quoting your reference number.

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Freedom Of Information Customer Support & Collections, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Hi

      I acknowledge receipt of your request.

 

Regards

 

Lynda Smith  |  Bury  Council  |  Customer  Support  &  Collections  | 
Admin  Team  Leader

 

 

From: [email address]
[mailto:[email address]]
Sent: 07 November 2016 10:35
To: Freedom Of Information Customer Support & Collections
Subject: Chait Freedom of Information Request Business Rates

 

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Call details (Crm number): 2587472 Recorded: 07/11/2016 10:34:52

Name/Business: Gavin Chait
Address: 

Contact Number: , Mobile Phone: 
Email Address: [1][FOI #369353 email]

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Freedom of Information Request for Customer Support and Collections

Teams selected: Business Rates
Dear Bury 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 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.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

The request has been sent to the following departments: Resources and
Regulation

If you have any further questions about this issue please ring 5353, or
Email [2][Bury Council request email] quoting the CRM reference
number. 

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Yours faithfully
Customer Contact Team
Bury Council

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Freedom Of Information Customer Support & Collections, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Hi  Gavin

                Apologies, just to let you know that there is going to be
a delay with your reply to your FOI request listed below.

 

Regards

 

Lynda Smith  |  Bury  Council  |  Customer  Support  &  Collections  | 
Admin  Team  Leader

 

From: [email address]
[mailto:[email address]]
Sent: 07 November 2016 10:35
To: Freedom Of Information Customer Support & Collections
Subject: Chait Freedom of Information Request Business Rates

 

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Call details (Crm number): 2587472 Recorded: 07/11/2016 10:34:52

Name/Business: Gavin Chait
Address: 

Contact Number: , Mobile Phone: 

Email Address: [1][FOI #369353 email]

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Freedom of Information Request for Customer Support and Collections

Teams selected: Business Rates
Dear Bury 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 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.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

The request has been sent to the following departments: Resources and
Regulation

If you have any further questions about this issue please ring 5353, or
Email [2][Bury Council request email] quoting the CRM reference
number. 

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Yours faithfully
Customer Contact Team
Bury Council

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Council Tax, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

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Please accept my apologies for the delay in supplying this information

 

Regards

 

Customer Support & Collections

Bury Council

 

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Sent: 07 November 2016 10:35
To: Freedom Of Information Customer Support & Collections
Subject: Chait Freedom of Information Request Business Rates

 

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Call details (Crm number): 2587472 Recorded: 07/11/2016 10:34:52

Name/Business: Gavin Chait
Address: 

Contact Number: , Mobile Phone: 

Email Address: [4][FOI #369353 email]

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Freedom of Information Request for Customer Support and Collections

Teams selected: Business Rates
Dear Bury 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 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.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

The request has been sent to the following departments: Resources and
Regulation

If you have any further questions about this issue please ring 5353, or
Email [5][Bury Council request email] quoting the CRM reference
number. 

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Yours faithfully
Customer Contact Team
Bury Council

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Dear Bury Council,

Thank you very much for the data. I have a query regarding a number of duplicated rows.

For example, rows 583 to 588 contain alternating duplicates that vary only in terms of the name of the ratepayer/occupant (in this case "Infrared Uk Tiger Nominee 1 Ltd" / "Infrared Uk Tiger Nominee 2 Ltd").

Similarly, in rows 1428 to 1436, we have duplicates with alternating names of "Aurora Property Company Ltd" / "Euro Property Investments Ltd".

How should we interpret this? Are there two tenants or ratepayers in a single premise?

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Chait

Council Tax, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

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Did you know what Services are Available at Whittaker St Reception?

Free training courses are available at the Council Offices at Whittaker Street, Radcliffe to help you with basic computer and skills using the internet.
To find out more please contact our Digital Coach at [email address]<mailto:[email address]> or by phone on 0161 253 7040 or call in to the reception.

Monday to Friday 9am to 4.45pm

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Monday to Friday 9am to 4.45pm

An additional 7 pcs with access to Bury Council and Direct Gov and freephones to contact council offices/National Careers Service/Step Change Debt Charity.

Yours faithfully

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