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

Gavin Chait made this Freedom of Information request to Wyre Forest District Council as part of a batch sent to 7 authorities

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Dear Wyre Forest 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

Dear Wyre Forest District Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Wyre Forest District Council's handling of my FOI request 'Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Q4 2017)'.

Please note that my request for information from October 9, 2017 has not been responded to within the statutory time-frame. Please could you prioritize this as a matter of importance.

To repeat my original request:

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 I intend to update this national series every three months. Could I request that - as more than 51% 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. You should find that this reduces the time and cost of this request process.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Chait

Wyre Forest Freedom of Information, Wyre Forest District Council

Morning

Thank you for your email of 6 December asking for an internal review of the response to your freedom of information request of 6 October (our reference 3199JL). The internal review has been undertaken by a member of the Corporate Leadership Team.

We are very sorry for our failure to reply to your request and acknowledge that we have provided data to you previously. The data requested is held by the Council but has not been provided as a result of an administrative oversight. It is now being collated and will be uploaded on our transparency pages shortly and you will be sent a further message to confirm when that has appeared. http://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/business-...

Please accept our apologies again for the delay in dealing with your request.

We trust that the outcome of this internal review provides you with the outcome that you were seeking.”

Regards

Wyre Forest Freedom of Information
Freedom of Information Officer
Wyre Forest District Council
01562 732151
Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7WF
[Wyre Forest District Council request email]

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Morning

Further to my earlier email the link referred to is now live; please see http://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/business-...

Regards

Wyre Forest Freedom of Information
Freedom of Information Officer
Wyre Forest District Council
01562 732151
Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7WF
[Wyre Forest District Council request email]

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