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

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

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The request was successful.

Dear North Kesteven 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

NK - FOI, North Kesteven District Council

Ref No: 17/332

 

9 October 2017

 

Dear Mr Chait

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request regarding: Business
Rates.

 

We can confirm your request was registered on 9 October 2017. This will be
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
answered within twenty working days. 

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we
will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

 

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact the
department. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any
future communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Helen Snowden

Performance and Information Assistant

Corporate Information Team

North Kesteven District Council

Tel No. 01529 414155 Ext 28186

 

NK - FOI, North Kesteven District Council

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Ref No: 17/332

 

2 November 2017

 

Dear Mr Chait

 

We refer to previous correspondence regarding your request for information
relating to: Business Rates.

 

The information, as provided by City of Lincoln Council who administer
Business Rates on behalf of North Kesteven District Council, is attached.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted to the Freedom of Information Officer within two months of the
date of receipt of the response to your original letter either via email
at: [1][North Kesteven District Council request email] or by post to North Kesteven District
Council, Corporate and Customer Services, Kesteven Street, Sleaford,
Lincs, NG34 7EF.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Helen Snowden

Performance and Information Assistant

Corporate Information Team

North Kesteven District Council

Tel No. 01529 414155 Ext 28186

 

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