Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data

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Dear North Dorset District 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

FOI Officer, North Dorset District Council


Thank you for your request for information.

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless
North Dorset District Council does not hold the information or there is a
reason for it to be withheld.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and a fees notice will be
issued to you.

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FOI Officer, North Dorset District Council

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Your request for information has now been considered and the response to
your questions is shown in the attached spreadsheet.


The legislation allows you to use the information supplied for your own
personal use. Please be aware that any commercial or other use, for
example publication, sale, or redistribution may be a breach of copyright
under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended unless you
obtain the copyright holder's prior permission.


If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please write to:

FOI Officer [1][email address]

You can also complain to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545 700



Please be aware that the Information Commissioner does not normally
consider appeals or complaints until the internal appeals and complaints
processes of the public authority which is answering the request have been
exhausted. You are therefore advised to complain or appeal to North Dorset
District Council before contacting the Commissioner.





Dorset Councils Partnership serving:

North Dorset District Council, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth &
Portland Borough Council


01258 454111

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