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

Gavin Chait made this Freedom of Information request to Oadby and Wigston Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 18 authorities

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Dear Oadby and Wigston 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

Compliance, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council

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Dear Gavin

 

Your Freedom of Information Request (Ref: FOI-2593)

 

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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)

 

Please see attached spreadsheet

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Compliance | Corporate Resources

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Customer Service Centre: 40 Bell Street, Wigston, Leicestershire LE18 1AD

Postal Address: Council Offices, Station Road, Wigston, Leicestershire
LE18 2DR

d:  0116 257 2708

t:   0116 288 8961
f:   0116 288 7828
e:  [5][email address]

 

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contain information which may be privileged, confidential and protected in
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not disseminate, copy, distribute, disclose, use in any other way or take
any action in reliance upon the information contained therein. If you have
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on 0116 2888961 or e-mail immediately and then delete the e-mail together
with any attachments from your system.
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necessarily represent those views of the Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
or any of its individual departments. Neither do any of the contents in
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