Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data

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Dear Melton Borough Council,

In terms of the Freedom of Information Act of 2000, and subject to section 40(2) on personal data, 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 three 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 three 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

Reception, Melton Borough Council

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Melton Borough Council

Our Ref: 743728

Directline: 01664 502 502

Email: [1][Melton Borough Council request email] 

Date: 03/04/2017

Mr Gavin Chait,
 

Dear Mr Chait,

Freedom of Information Request

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 dated 29/03/2017. We can confirm receipt of your
request and we will be issuing a response within 20 working days.

In the meantime, if I can be of any further assistance then please do not
hesitate to contact me.

Yours Sincerely,

Linda Burn,
Customer Services Teamleader

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Please find requested information

 

 

Rebecca Mann
Customer Services Advisor
Melton Borough Council
Tel: 01664 502502
Email: [1][email address]

 

[2]“Our Website is here so that you can access our services 24/7”

 

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The customer  is requesting the following information:

From: Gavin Chait [[4]mailto:[FOI #397852 email]]
Sent: 29 March 2017 05:36
To: Reception
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Complete Non-Residential /
Business Property Rates Data

Dear Melton Borough Council,

In terms of the Freedom of Information Act of 2000, and subject to section
40(2) on personal data, 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 three 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 three 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

  

This was received on the 29/03/2017 and should be answered within 20
working days. 

The deadline for this Freedom of Information is 26/04/2017.

Note this is a Routine request.

Please send your response to this request to [5][email address

Regards,

CRM

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Dear CSC FOI,

Thank you very much for the data provided. One query is that, in previous requests, you have provided both exemptions and reliefs (since vacancies are also found amongst the exemptions) whereas you have only provided the reliefs on this release. Can you confirm of there are any exemptions we should receive under this request as well?

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Chait

CSC FOI, Melton Borough Council

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Dear Gavin

Please find a list of the exemptions

Regards
Mark Shields

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