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

Gavin Chait made this Freedom of Information request to Wiltshire Council as part of a batch sent to 15 authorities

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Dear Wiltshire 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

FOI, Wiltshire Council

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Dear Mr Chait,

Please see the attached acknowledgement letter regarding your request for information.

Kind regards,

Corporate Information Team
Governance Service
Wiltshire Council | County Hall | Bythesea Road
Trowbridge | BA14 8JN

Email: [email address] | Web: www.wiltshire.gov.uk

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Dear Mr Chait,

Please see the attached response to your request for information.

Kind regards,

Kyle McCormack
Information Governance Officer

Wiltshire Council | County Hall | Bythesea Road
Trowbridge | BA14 8JN

Email: [email address] | Web: www.wiltshire.gov.uk