Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data

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

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Dear Tewkesbury 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

customerservices@tewkesbury.gov.uk, Tewkesbury Borough Council

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Dear Tewkesbury 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

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