Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data

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Dear Norwich City Council,

In terms of the Freedom of Information Act of 2000, 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 Code
- 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)

I appreciate that properties owned / rented by individuals are personal information and such personal data (i.e. the Firm's Trading Name) would be excluded from my request in terms of Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In such cases, please provide the remaining information with the Firm's Trading Name either blank or listed as 'individual'.

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.

I am compiling a comprehensive time-series database of business activity across the UK and will require the dataset updated on a quarterly basis. Some 20% of local authorities already provide this dataset (and a total of 30% of local authorities provide a subset of these data) on a monthly to quarterly basis on a dedicated page on their websites or on an open data service. I would appreciate it if you could do the same.

Thank you and kind regards

Gavin Chait

CIVICA MAILBOXES, Norwich City Council

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Thank you for contacting us.

 

Freedom of Information (FOI) Act requests

In accordance with the act, we will provide an initial response to
enquiries within 20 working days.

 

Please visit our website at [1]www.norwich.gov.uk to access information
and services including online applications for our most commonly used
forms. You can also send us your comments, compliments or complaints
online.

We aim to respond to all other, non- FOI enquiries as quickly as possible,
and within five working days from the date of your email.

You can also contact us in the following ways:

* For 24 hour online payments, click [2]here

* 24 hour telephone payments – 01603 212282

* 0344 980 3333 (general enquiries), 8am to 5pm

 

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FOI QUERIES, Norwich City Council

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Dear Mr Chait,

 

I am writing in response to your request for information about business
rates.

 

I attach spreadsheets providing the information requested.

 

You said that you would like us to publish the data on our website which
is something we will look to do in due course. In the meanwhile this
information would need to be re-requested on a quarterly basis.

 

We cannot provide the annual rates charged as this is the derivation of a
transaction based on rateable value and the national applicable multiplier
and is not held as a field in our billing system.

 

In providing you with this information I would like to draw your attention
to the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005, which came
into force on 1 July 2005. If you intend to re-use the information
provided, you must contact this department, as the council may wish to
place conditions on how this information is used.

 

Kind Regards

 

FOI Team

Norwich City Council

Tel: Customer contact team 0344 980 3333*

Email: [Norwich City Council request email]

Our reference : 368493 / 5980270

(please quote this reference when contacting us)

 

* You can contact us from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday on 0344 980 3333.
There is also an out of hours service on this line for emergencies. Calls
are charged as 01 or 02 numbers, depending on your phone package. This
means you can use mobile or landline 'inclusive minutes' to call us for
free.

 

 

 

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Dear FOI QUERIES,

Thank you very much for the data, however, I do intend to use these data commercially.

The purpose of our use of the data requested is in informing entrepreneurs and business seekers about opportunities in empty premises when they are advertised for new tenants. Further details on our activities are available at http://pikhaya.com, but our activity is supported by the Open Data Institute and we have received funding from the EU Open Data Incubator to develop this service.

According to the Information Commissioners Office, "RPSI is intended to encourage re-use of public sector information" - https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/gui... In addition, organisations "may impose conditions on re-use but the conditions must be as open and non-restrictive as possible. The easiest way to do this is to use the Open Government Licence."

Could you please advise if you are able to release these under the UK Open Government License so that I am able to republish?

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Chait

CIVICA MAILBOXES, Norwich City Council

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Thank you for contacting us.

 

Freedom of Information (FOI) Act requests

In accordance with the act, we will provide an initial response to
enquiries within 20 working days.

 

Please visit our website at [1]www.norwich.gov.uk to access information
and services including online applications for our most commonly used
forms. You can also send us your comments, compliments or complaints
online.

We aim to respond to all other, non- FOI enquiries as quickly as possible,
and within five working days from the date of your email.

You can also contact us in the following ways:

* For 24 hour online payments, click [2]here

* 24 hour telephone payments – 01603 212282

* 0344 980 3333 (general enquiries), 8am to 5pm

 

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Norwich City Council - FOI Enquiries, Norwich City Council

Dear Mr Chait,

I am writing in response to your request regarding the information previously sent to you.

We have no objection to your use of the data in the way you describe - as mentioned previously, this is something we would hope to make available via our website in future anyway.

All the best.

FOI team
Norwich City Council
Tel: Customer contact team 0344 980 3333*
Email: [Norwich City Council request email]
Our reference : 368493 / 5997333
(please quote this reference when contacting us)

* You can contact us from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday on 0344 980 3333. There is also an out of hours service on this line for emergencies. Calls are charged as 01 or 02 numbers, depending on your phone package. This means you can use mobile or landline 'inclusive minutes' to call us for free.

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