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

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

Helen Keast, Erewash Borough Council

Dear Mr Chait

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We will now proceed with the new request which we received on 09 October 2017 and will respond within 20 working days.

The officer dealing with your request is [email address]

This request may be subject to certain exemptions as prescribed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, in which case the Authority may have to refuse the request, or any part of the request, subject to determining whether any exemptions are applicable.

Once the information has been identified the Authority may also ask that a fee be paid for processing and delivering the information to you. Details of any fee to be charged will be notified to you as soon as possible.

Any consideration of exemptions or fees may result in a delay in the intended date for delivering the information.

Any future correspondence you may have in relation to this matter should be marked private & confidential and sent to the Information Officer at the above address.

Martin Durkin
Performance and Information Security Officer

Performance and Communities
Erewash Borough Council
Ilkeston Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5RP
Tel: 0115 907 22 44
Extension: 3579

Martin Durkin, Erewash Borough Council

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Dear Gavin

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Having consulted our Revenues department on your specific request they have provided the attached response.

You may find further information of interest in our disclosure logs at: http://www.erewash.gov.uk/your-council/f...

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Should you remain dissatisfied you can appeal against the decision by contacting the Information Commissioner. Generally, the Information Commissioners Office cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Erewash Borough Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF. If you have any further queries regarding this matter please refer them to the Information Officer at the address below.

Yours sincerely

Martin Durkin
Performance and Information Security Officer

Performance and Communities
Erewash Borough Council
Ilkeston Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5RP
Tel: 0115 907 22 44
Extension: 3579