FOI request (FOIR-149584867)
Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Q3 2019)
Requested Fri 11 October 2019
Responded Mon 21 October 2019
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 Property 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 these data as machine-readable as either a CSV or Microsoft Excel file, capable of re-use, and under terms of the Open Government Licence (meaning reuse for any and all purposes, including commercial).
I last requested this data three months ago, and this is a request for an updated and current dataset.
ResponsePlease find attached 3 spreadsheets.One for all accounts, one for all reliefs and one for all exemptions. It is not possible to include the actual rates charged in £s. We don't hold a report to list the £s charged so would have to check each account manually. To manually check each account to include both items, at approx. 1 minute per account it would take around 60 hours and would exceed the time limit set out by the Information Commissioner therefore under S12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000 provides an exemption from the obligation to comply with a request for information if the estimated costs of complying with that request would exceed the prescribed appropriate limit.
For this reason we feel unable to comply with this request
Freedom of Information