Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data

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Dear Wiltshire 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

FOI, Wiltshire Council

Dear Mr. Chait,

Request for Information – reference RFI - ENQ07048-REQ001

Thank you for your request for information received on Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Your request is being considered and if the information is held you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days of receipt of your request as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

I may contact you during that time if the request needs to be clarified; this is to ensure that we provide you with the information you require.

Please note that some information you have requested may not be provided to you; this will only be information that can be withheld by law. If we find it necessary to withhold any information we will explain our reasons for doing so at the same time as we provide you with your copy of any information that can be released to you.

Yours sincerely

Corporate Information Team
Governance Service
Legal and Governance
Wiltshire Council
Bythesea Road
BA14 8JN

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Dear Mr. Chait,


Request for Information – reference RFI - ENQ07048-REQ001


Thank you for your request for information received on Wednesday, 29 March


In response to your request officers have provided the following:


Please see attachment.


Wiltshire Council has not withheld any information in relation to this
request under the exemptions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.


If you are unhappy with this result, you can raise a complaint under the
council’s Review Procedure for Information Requests (enclosed) within 40
days of receiving the information. When you have exhausted the council’s
procedure you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, or
0303 123 1113. If you would like to discuss any of the information
provided to you or would like further information on the review procedure,
please contact me.


Information supplied under the Freedom of Information Act will be subject
to copyright protection under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
Information can be re-used for the purposes of research for non-commercial
purposes, for private study or for news reporting and reviews, without
requiring formal consent. However, if you wish to re-use the information
for commercial purposes, including publishing, you are required to seek
the permission of the copyright owner. Permission to re-use Wiltshire
Council’s copyright information is granted in the form of a licence.
Authorisation to re-use copyright material not owned by Wiltshire Council
should be sought from the copyright holders concerned.


Yours sincerely



Jenny Dando

Information Governance Officer

Wiltshire Council

Corporate Office

Information Governance Team

County Hall – 1st Floor


Wiltshire BA14 8JN



Email: [email address]


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