FOI request (FOIR-166460748)
Requested Wed 08 January 2020
Responded Thu 30 January 2020
Under 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).
ResponsePlease see attached 3 spreadsheets, one full list, one list of exemptions and one of reliefs.It is not possible to include the actual annual rates charged in £s. We don't have a report to list the £s charged, so would have to check each account manually therefore is being refused under Section12 of the Freedom of Information Act.
The time it would take to obtain this information would far 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.
We estimate that the costs of complying with your request would exceed the appropriate limit by a significant amount.
For this reason we feel unable to comply with this request.
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