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

Gavin Chait made this Freedom of Information request to Amber Valley Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 18 authorities

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Dear Amber Valley 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

Jones, Joan, Amber Valley Borough Council

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Dear Mr Chait,

 

Please see attached.

 

Kind regards,

Joan Jones | Civic Links & FOI Officer 

Amber Valley Borough Council
Financial Services Directorate | Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley,
Derbyshire, DE5 3BT
Email: [1][email address] | Telephone: 01773 841601 |
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Jones, Joan, Amber Valley Borough Council

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Dear Mr Chait,

 

Please see attached.

 

Kind regards,

Joan Jones | Civic Links & FOI Officer 

Amber Valley Borough Council
Financial Services Directorate | Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley,
Derbyshire, DE5 3BT
Email: [1][email address] | Telephone: 01773 841601 |
[2]www.ambervalley.gov.uk

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Dear Ms Jones,

Thank you for your response.

You state: "I am advised that we can provide the Billing Authority Reference Code, Firm's Trading Name, Full Property Address and Occupied/Vacant but not the Date of Occupation/Vacancy or Exemptions/Reliefs, or the Actual annual rates charged."

Does this mean that, should I ask for these data, you would be able to provide it under FOI? And, secondly, since you are not able to provide the dates of occupation/vacancy, would it be reasonable to assume that the occupation status would be true for the date that the data are produced (i.e. it would be current)?

If so, then I can revise my initial request as follows:

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

With my requirements for machine-readability of the data (i.e as a CSV or similar file) as before.

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Chait

Jones, Joan, Amber Valley Borough Council

Dear Mr Chait,

Thank you for your email. I have forwarded your revised request to the relevant department, where it will be will be processed as soon as possible and certainly within the statutory timescale of 20 working-days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) .

Kind regards,

Joan Jones | Civic Links & FOI Officer

Amber Valley Borough Council
Financial Services Directorate | Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT
Email: [email address] | Telephone: 01773 841601 |
www.ambervalley.gov.uk
Making a Difference for Amber Valley

Jones, Joan, Amber Valley Borough Council

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Dear Mr Chait,

 

Please see attached.

 

Kind regards,

Joan Jones | Civic Links & FOI Officer 

Amber Valley Borough Council
Financial Services Directorate | Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley,
Derbyshire, DE5 3BT
Email: [1][email address] | Telephone: 01773 841601 |
[2]www.ambervalley.gov.uk

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