Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Conwy County Borough Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Conwy County 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

Uned Llyw-Gwyb / Info-Gov Unit, Conwy County Borough Council

Diolch am eich neges e-bost. Os ydych yn gofyn am fynediad at wybodaeth
dan delerau Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 cewch ymateb o fewn ugain
niwrnod gwaith.

Thank you for your email. If you are requesting access to information
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you will receive a
response within twenty working days.

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Derek O'Connor, Conwy County Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

We advise that your request is still in progress and is being dealt with by our service area/s under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We apologise for the slight delay and will be in touch with you again shortly.

In the meantime if you have any queries about your request, please do not hesitate to contact us, remembering to quote the above reference number provided in any future communications.

Please ensure all email correspondence is sent to the [Conwy Council request email] email address.

Uned Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth/ Information Governance Unit
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol CONWY County Borough Council
E-Bost / E-Mail: [Conwy Council request email]

 

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Derek O'Connor, Conwy County Borough Council

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Dear Sir/Madam

Apologies for the delay - Please find attached information in response to your Freedom of Information request.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of this response and should be sent to the address below.

Please ensure all email correspondence is sent to the [Conwy Council request email] email address.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, or if you are unhappy with this response you may appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office – Wales, 2nd Floor, Churchill House, Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2HH.

Uned Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth/ Information Governance Unit
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol CONWY County Borough Council
E-Bost / E-Mail: [Conwy Council request email]

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Dear Derek O'Connor,

Thanks very much for the data. One concern is that none of the columns in the spreadsheet have a header row, so it is not always clear what data the columns include.

Are you able to update these for us?

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Chait

Derek O'Connor, Conwy County Borough Council

Ny fyddaf yn y swyddfa tan 13/12/2016, a dylid anfon unrhyw geisiadau
a/neu ymholiadau Rhyddid Gwybodaeth, na allant aros nes y byddaf yn ol, at
gyfrif e-bost cyffredinol yr Uned Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth sef
[email address]

I will be away from the office until the 13/12/2016, any FOI requests
and/or enquiries that cannot wait for my return should be sent to the
generic Information Governance Unit email account which is
[Conwy Council request email]