Dear Valuation Office Agency,
I am writing to request some information under the Freedom of
These questions relate to the 2010 National Non-Domestic Rating List
which the VOA make available for reuse via subscription under the
Open Government Licence (OGL) and which can also be manually
searched here: http://www.2010.voa.gov.uk/rli/.
The questions are a follow-up to this FOI request:
I am trying to establish whether there is any third-party
intellectual property (IP), for example Royal Mail or Ordnance
Survey data or database rights, in the address information within
the 2010 dataset
1. Do records exist of the processes that were used within VOA to either validate, correct or create addresses in either the 2005 or earlier datasets?
2. During the process step of building on the 2005 dataset to form the 2010 dataset was the Postcode Address File, AddressBase or other third party addressing products used to either a) validate, b) correct or c) create new addresses?
3. When a third party (for example the respective Billing Authority, the actual ratepayer or their representative) brings an entry in the Rating List to the attention of the VOA the address information in the entry in 2010 dataset could be affected by the subsequent process. In this subsequent process is the resulting address information in the 2010 dataset either a) validated, b) corrected or c) created by VOA using the Postcode Address File,AddressBase or other third party addressing products?
4. Other than a third party bringing an entry to the attention of the VOA is there any other process that may reasonably be expected to validate, correct or create the address information in the 2010 dataset?
I am submitting this request publicly through WhatDoTheyKnow in order to ensure that there is a public, referenceable record of the response.
Thank you in advance,
Dear Mr Wells,
VOA Reference: 11766216.3/CEO
Thank you for your request which is set out below.
I confirm your request was received on 28 November 2014 and the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) will be dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000.
I confirm you should receive a response within 20 working days which will be no later than 30 December 2014.
For the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).
Email: [voa request email]