Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data

Gavin Chait made this Freedom of Information request to Wiltshire Council as part of a batch sent to 18 authorities

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Dear Wiltshire 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, Wiltshire Council

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Dear Mr. Chait,

 

Request for Information – reference RFI - ENQ05138-REQ002

 

Thank you for your request for information received on Sunday, 06 November
2016

 

Your request is being considered and if the information is held you will
receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20
working days of receipt of your request as defined by the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

I may contact you during that time if the request needs to be clarified;
this is to ensure that we provide you with the information you require.

 

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to you; this will only be information that can be withheld by law. If we
find it necessary to withhold any information we will explain our reasons
for doing so at the same time as we provide you with your copy of any
information that can be released to you.  

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

Corporate Office

Wiltshire Council

Bythesea Road

Trowbridge

BA14 8JN

 

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FOI, Wiltshire Council

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Dear Mr. Chait,

 

Request for Information – reference RFI - ENQ05138-REQ002

 

Thank you for your request for information received on Sunday, 06 November
2016.

 

Thank you for your feedback regarding publishing our business rate via
Wiltshire Council’s website, This is something that we are currently
exploring. 

 

In response to your request officers have provided the following:

 

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)

 

Please see attachment.

 

Wiltshire Council has not withheld any information in relation to this
request under the exemptions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

If you are unhappy with this result, you can raise a complaint under the
council’s [1]Review Procedure for Information Requests (enclosed) within
40 days of receiving the information. When you have exhausted the
council’s procedure you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office
at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF,
[2]www.ico.org.uk or 0303 123 1113. If you would like to discuss any of
the information provided to you or would like further information on the
review procedure, please contact me.

 

Information supplied under the Freedom of Information Act will be subject
to copyright protection under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
Information can be re-used for the purposes of research for non-commercial
purposes, for private study or for news reporting and reviews, without
requiring formal consent. However, if you wish to re-use the information
for commercial purposes, including publishing, you are required to seek
the permission of the copyright owner. Permission to re-use Wiltshire
Council’s copyright information is granted in the form of a licence.
Authorisation to re-use copyright material not owned by Wiltshire Council
should be sought from the copyright holders concerned.

 

Yours sincerely

Jenny

 

Jenny Dando

Information Governance Officer

Wiltshire Council

Corporate Office

Information Governance Team

County Hall – 1^st Floor

Trowbridge

Wiltshire BA14 8JN

 

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Email: [email address]

 

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