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

Gavin Chait made this Freedom of Information request to East Lindsey District Council as part of a batch sent to 18 authorities

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The request was successful.

Dear East Lindsey 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.

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

Management, Information, East Lindsey District Council

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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request 1718-10-367

We acknowledge your request for information received on 9 October 2017

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by
the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being
exempt or containing a reference to a third party. 

If appropriate, the information may be provided in paper copy, normal font
size. If you require any alternative formats, e.g. language, audio, large
print etc. then please let me know.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions that may
prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an
assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the
information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the
case, including your rights of appeal.

There may be a fee payable for this information. We will charge
administration costs in all cases where costs exceed £10. Administration
cost is the cost of physically producing the information and posting it to
you if required. Where we intend to make a charge we will inform you and
you will need to make payment before we let you have the information. You
will be able to pay and collect your information from us.

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the applicant, such as putting it onto CD-Rom, video, or audio  cassette

·         Providing extracts of databases

·         Translating information into a different language at the request
of the applicant.

 If the estimated cost of providing the information exceeds the
£450 statutory limit, then whilst we are not obliged to supply you with
the information, we may contact you to ask if you are happy to pay and
will not proceed until we have your confirmation.

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Yours sincerely,

Information Management Team
Internal Audit and Information Governance
East Lindsey District Council,
Room 115, Tedder Hall, Manby Park, Manby
Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 8UP

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Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information 1718-10-367

 

Thank you for your recent request for information. Your request has now
been considered under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
our response is attached.

 

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of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations
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individuals making the requests will be published but if you have any
concerns regarding this, please contact the Council’s
Information Management Team (contact details given below).

 

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Information Management Team

 

 

Information Management

East Lindsey District Council,

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Dear Management, Information,

I'm afraid the spreadsheet you sent has been corrupted in transit. Could you please resend the file?

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Chait

Management, Information, East Lindsey District Council

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Dear Gavin

 

Please see attached as requested.

Yours sincerely,

Information Management Team
Internal Audit and Information Governance
East Lindsey District Council,
Room 115, Tedder Hall, Manby Park, Manby
Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 8UP

Tel: 01507 613409
E: information.management[1]@e-lindsey.gov.uk
Website: [2]www.e-lindsey.gov.uk  

'Lincolnshire's Coastal District'

 

 

 

From: Gavin Chait [mailto:[FOI #437115 email]]
Sent: 25 October 2017 12:06
To: Management, Information <[email address]>
Subject: Re: FOI-1718-10-367

 

This message originated from outside your organization

Dear Management, Information,

I'm afraid the spreadsheet you sent has been corrupted in transit. Could
you please resend the file?

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Chait