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.

I 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 I intend to update this national series every three months. Could I request that - as more than 51% 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. I can recommend approaches for you to consider, and you should find that this reduces the time and cost of this request process.

Thank you and kind regards

Gavin Chait

Dear Tewkesbury Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Tewkesbury Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data'.

Please note that my request for information from July 12, 2017 has not been responded to within the statutory time-frame. Please could you prioritize this as a matter of importance.

To repeat my original request:

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.

I 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 I intend to update this national series every three months. Could I request that - as more than 51% 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.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

Amy Adams, Tewkesbury Borough Council

Dear Mr Chait

Thank you for your email below, an internal review can be opened on a Freedom of Information request when the requester is not satisfied with the handling of the request, however our system shows that a response was sent to you on the 12 July containing three attachments with the information requested. This response was sent to [email address] please let me know if you would like me to resend the information or how you would like to proceed.

With reference to the last paragraph of your email I will speak to the service concerned with regards to making this information readily available on our website and update you on the outcome of this.

Kind Regards,

Amy Adams
Corporate Services Officer
Tewkesbury Borough Council

01684 272104
www.tewkesbury.gov.uk

Dear Ms Adams,

It may be that you responded to a previous query. As you can see from this query from 12 July (https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...), I didn't receive a response.

If you're able to resend those data to this query, then I'm happy to withdraw the request for review and mark this request as complete.

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Chait

Amy Adams, Tewkesbury Borough Council

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Dear Mr Chait

Further to your email below, having looked on our system I can confirm that your original request was allocated the reference FS-Case-21661916 and the email in response to your request was sent on 12 July at 12:23. Please find attached the information that was previously sent.

Kind Regards,

Amy Adams
Corporate Services Officer
Tewkesbury Borough Council

www.tewkesbury.gov.uk