Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Q1 2018)

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

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Dear Reigate and Banstead 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

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council

Thank you for your information request.

It was received on 11/01/2018 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

You will receive a response within the 20 working day limit allowed for these requests.

If you have any queries about this e-mail, please contact me. Please remember to quote the request number C6E856B9 in any future correspondence.

Information Officer
Reigate & Banstead BC
01737 276000

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Information Officer, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council

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Information Officer
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
01737 276000
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