Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data

Gavin Chait made this Freedom of Information request to Teignbridge District Council

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Dear Teignbridge District 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.

You used to publish a version of these data at https://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/disclosur... but that page is no longer reachable and there seems to be no alternative version on your website.

I'm sure you get many requests for business rates and I intend to update this national series every three months. Could I 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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TQ12 4XX

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thanks for the data provided, however, the unique Valuation Authority reference number (billing authority reference) is missing for each property. This is used by all local authorities and the VOA to unify the various datasets and we use it to match your data to theirs.

Are you able to update this release with these billing authority reference numbers?

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Chait