Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data

Gavin Chait made this Freedom of Information request to Christchurch Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 14 authorities

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Dear Christchurch 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

Freedom Of Information,

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Dear Mr Chait

Thank you for your information request. Please find the information minus the sole traders from the Revs & Benefits department for both Councils attached.

Kind regards

Simon Merritt

Legal Administrator
Christchurch and East Dorset Councils
Tel:01202 795158
Email:[email address]
Web:www.dorsetforyou.com

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