Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Q4 2017)

Gavin Chait made this Freedom of Information request to Broxbourne Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 16 authorities

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was successful.

Dear Broxbourne 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 responding and managing these FOIs must be costly for you. Could I request that - as more than 53% 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.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

Freedom of Information, Broxbourne Borough Council

Dear Mr Chait

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information, our reference FOI 4772. Your request was received on 9/10/2017 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless the Council does not hold the information or there is a reason for it to be withheld. I will write to you in any event.
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are unhappy with the service you receive in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, you should write to the Communications section, Broxbourne Borough Council, Bishops’ College, Churchgate Cheshunt, EN8 9XQ.
If your complaint is not resolved to your complete satisfaction, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Further information about your rights is available from the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF; Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57 45; Website www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Tom Durham
Communications Officer | Broxbourne Borough Council
Bishops’ College | Churchgate | Cheshunt | EN8 9XQ

Tel: 01992 785555 | Web: www.broxbourne.gov.uk | Twitter: @BroxbourneBC

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Freedom of Information, Broxbourne Borough Council

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Dear Mr Chait
Thank you for your request for information, our reference 4772, received on 9/10/2017.
Your request has now been considered and the information can be found attached.

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request an internal review of our decision, you should write to the Communications section, Broxbourne Borough Council, Bishops’ College, Churchgate, Cheshunt, EN8 9XQ.

If your complaint is not resolved to your complete satisfaction, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Further information about your rights is available from the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF; Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57 45; Website www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Tom Durham
Communications Officer | Broxbourne Borough Council
Bishops’ College | Churchgate | Cheshunt | EN8 9XQ

Tel: 01992 785555 ext.5531 | Web: www.broxbourne.gov.uk | Twitter: @BroxbourneBC

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