FOI request (FOIR-332056395)
Requested Wed 05 May 2021
Responded Thu 27 May 2021
Please could you provide me with a complete and up-to-date list of all business (non-residential) property rates data for your local authority under the Freedom of Information Act of 2000, and subject to section 40(2) on personal data, 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 Status
- Date of Occupation / Vacancy
- Actual annual rates charged (in Pounds)
If you are unable to provide the actual 'Occupation / Vacancy' status, please provide the Exemptions and/or Reliefs that the property may be receiving.
Please provide this as machine-readable as either a CSV or Microsoft Excel file, preferably encoded in utf-8, capable of re-use, and under terms of the Open Government Licence.
Please see attached 3 spreadsheets.
NOTICE OF REFUSAL
The information requested in respect of the annual rates charge would require us to manually to check each customer records, this 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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