Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data

Gavin Chait made this Freedom of Information request to Wychavon District Council as part of a batch sent to 21 authorities

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Dear Wychavon 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 Code
- 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)

I appreciate that properties owned / rented by individuals are personal information and such personal data (i.e. the Firm's Trading Name) would be excluded from my request in terms of Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In such cases, please provide the remaining information with the Firm's Trading Name either blank or listed as 'individual'.

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.

I am compiling a comprehensive time-series database of business activity across the UK and will require the dataset updated on a quarterly basis. Some 20% of local authorities already provide this dataset (and a total of 30% of local authorities provide a subset of these data) on a monthly to quarterly basis on a dedicated page on their websites or on an open data service. I would appreciate it if you could do the same.

Thank you and kind regards

Gavin Chait

Freedom Of Information, Wychavon District Council

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Dear Mr Chait,

In response to your request below, I have attached the information that you have asked for.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you have any concerns with the way your request has been dealt with, please contact Mr Ian Marshall, Legal Services Manager at Wychavon District Council in the first instance. If he is unable to resolve your concerns, you then have a right of recourse to the Information Commissioner, who is the regulator for Freedom of Information.

Yours sincerely,

David Hood
Legal Officer
Wychavon District Council
Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive
Pershore
Worcestershire, WR10 1PT
01386 565284
www.wychavon.gov.uk

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