FOI request (FOIR-372615074)
Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Q3 2021)
Requested Wed 20 October 2021
Responded Thu 02 December 2021
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 your local authority's complete and most-recently updated list of all business (non-residential) property rates data, including the following fields:
a. Billing Authority Property Reference Code (linking the property to the public VOA database reference)
b. Firm's Trading Name (that is, the property occupant or ratepayer)
c. Full Property Address (Number, Street, Postal Code, Town)
d. Occupation/Vacancy Status
e. Date of Occupation/Vacancy
f. Actual annual rates charged (in Pounds) and/or categories of reliefs/exemptions granted
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 accept my apologies for the delay in responding.
Please see attached our response to your Freedom of Information request. The information is contained across 3x spreadsheets: full list, reliefs, and exemptions. The information was extracted on the 18th November 2021. Please note the Property Reference number relates to the property, not the account number of the customer.
NOTICE OF REFUSAL
The information requested in respect of the actual rate charged is being refused as this would require us to manually check accounts and would far exceed the time limit set out by the Information Commissioner. 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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