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

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

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The request was successful.

Dear South Northamptonshire 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

Admin, CCC (SNC), South Northamptonshire District Council

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Dear Gavin

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Ref 101000851058

 

Further to your FOI request regarding all business properties in the South
Northants Council area I can advise that datasets are available on the
council website which are correct as at 25th September and will be updated
quarterly.

 

Datasets can be accessed via this link to the CDC website
[1]https://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/downlo...

 

In accordance with Section 17 of the Act, the Council hereby gives notice
that the following exemptions apply to the information shown:

 

S40(2) and (3) – Personal Data

This exemption is considered to apply because some of the information is
the personal data of a third party.  The Council believes that if it were
to provide this information, it would be in breach of the Data Protection
Act 1998.

 

The Council therefore supplies only that information which it considers it
may legitimately release under the Freedom of Information Act and any
personal data has been redacted from the information shown.

 

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Finance and Procurement

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