Dear Melton 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.
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response within the next 10 working days.
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Email: [Melton Borough Council request email]
Mr Gavin Chait,
Dear Mr Chait,
Freedom of Information Request
Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 dated 09/10/2017. We can confirm receipt of your
request and we will be issuing a response within 20 working days.
In the meantime, if I can be of any further assistance then please do not
hesitate to contact me.
Customer Services Teamleader
1. mailto:[Melton Borough Council request email]
Please see attached response to FOI request re NNDR occupied/vacant
properties from Gavin Chait
Financial Support Officer
Melton Borough Council
Tel 01664 502464
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