COVID-19 Emergency Support for Businesses affected by the Coronavirus measures


The City Council's Economic Development Team will be issuing regular updates on business support and advice during the Coronavirus outbreak. To sign up, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Situated at the heart of a beautiful county, with good connections by road and rail to Birmingham, the South West and London, Worcester is an excellent location to live and work and do business.  As the county town, Worcester is the main centre within Worcestershire for administrative services and jobs, shopping and tourism and the city council is committed to working with business and stakeholders to ensure its long-term continuing success.

What's in Business

Business RatesLicensingWorcestershire Business Central PortalTrading StandardsDoing Business with Worcester City CouncilA-boards guidanceGuildhall venue bookingsOccupational Health and SafetyTraffic roundabout sponsorship

Business Grants

Guidance on COVID-19 Business Support and GrantsBusiness Rates ReductionsBusiness Start-up SupportBusiness Growth GrantProperty Enhancement Grant


Taxis and private hireDoing business in WorcesterLicensing fees Taxi driver licensingStreet trading licensingAlcohol and entertainment licensingTemporary event noticeBusking guidance