Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Q1 2018)
Gavin Chait made this Freedom of Information request to South Derbyshire District Council as part of a batch sent to 16 authorities
This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.
Dear South Derbyshire 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.
Dear Mr Chait,
Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request below.
Secretarial Support to Directors
South Derbyshire District Council
Civic Offices, Civic Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0AH
Tel: 01283 595892
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