Advertisement
Worcester City Council receives regular FOI requests for information about business properties in the council's area.  As many of these requests are for similar information we are now making the following commonly requested data available:
  1. All business properties in Worcester City
  2. Empty Properties
  3. Properties receiving Charitable or Rural Rate Relief
  4. Properties receiving Small Business Rate Relief
  5. Properties receiving Retail Relief
  6. New accounts in the previous 3 months

Each set of data will be updated in January, April, July and October each year.

Notes about the data

  • The ratepayers name and correspondence address will only be shown for companies and other organisations. If the ratepayer is a person those fields will be blank as required by Data Protection rules.
  • The ratepayer is responsible for paying the rates but may not be the owner of the property. You can find out who owns a property from the Land Registry
  • Our property reference number is also used by the Valuation Office  Agency (VOA) which values property for rating purposes on behalf of the government. You can find more information about the valuation of a property, including previous rateable values, by using the property reference number on the VOA website
  • We do not disclose account reference numbers as they are personal to the ratepayer and are used to confirm identity.

All Business Properties

This list includes all properties in the Worcester City Council area that are subject to business rates. The data includes property reference and address, ratepayers name and correspondence address, date the ratepayer became liable, rateable value and description.

This list also contains an indicator showing whether the property appears in any of the other lists.

Period PDF CSV
2022-23 Quarter 1 pdf All business properties.pdf (217 KB) All business properties.csv
2021-22 Quarter 4 pdf All business properties.pdf (225 KB) All business properties.csv
2021-22 Quarter 3 pdf All business properties.pdf (4.43 MB) All business properties.csv
2021-22 Quarter 2 pdf All business properties.pdf (4.43 MB) All business properties.csv
2021-22 Quarter 1 pdf All business properties.pdf (4.37 MB) All business properties.csv
2020-21 Quarter 4 pdf All business properties.pdf (5.17 MB) default All business properties.csv (528 KB)
2020-21 Quarter 3 pdf All business properties.pdf (5.40 MB) default All business properties.csv (532 KB)
2020-21 Quarter 2 pdf All business properties.pdf (5.24 MB) default All business properties.csv (533 KB)
2020-21 Quarter 1 pdf All business properties.pdf (5.36 MB) default All business properties.csv (540 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 4 pdf All business properties.pdf (5.07 MB) default All business properties.csv (537 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 3 pdf All business properties.pdf (4.80 MB) default All business properties.csv (533 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 2 pdf All business properties.pdf (5.32 MB) default All business properties.csv (581 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 1 pdf All business properties.pdf (5.09 MB) default All business properties.csv (548 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 4 pdf All business properties.pdf (4.83 MB) default All business properties.csv (535 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 3 pdf All business properties.pdf (4.32 MB) default All business properties.csv (492 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 2 pdf All business properties.pdf (4.80 MB) default All business properties.csv (532 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 1 pdf All business properties.pdf (4.82 MB) default All business properties.csv (531 KB)

Empty Properties

This list includes all business properties that are empty. The data includes the date the property became empty and the exemption type (if applicable). Business rates are not charged for the first 3 months that a property is empty or the first 6 months if it is industrial. After that full rates are payable unless the property is exempt.

Period PDF CSV
2022-23 Quarter 1 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (211 KB) Empty Properties.csv
2021-22 Quarter 4 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (223 KB) Empty Properties.csv
2021-22 Quarter 3 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (3.69 MB) Empty Properties.csv
2021-22 Quarter 2 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (3.69 MB) Empty Properties.csv
2021-22 Quarter 1 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (4.37 MB) Empty Properties.csv
2020-21 Quarter 4 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (3.84 MB) default Empty Properties.csv (496 KB)
2020-21 Quarter 3 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (3.83 MB) default Empty Properties.csv (494 KB)
2020-21 Quarter 2 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (3.83 MB) default Empty Properties.csv (495 KB)
2020-21 Quarter 1 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (3.94 MB) default Empty Properties.csv (502 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 4 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (3.62 MB) default Empty Properties.csv (499 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 3 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (3.61 MB) default Empty Properties.csv (502 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 2 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (3.63 MB) default Empty Properties.csv (502 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 1 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (3.64 MB) default Empty Properties.csv (503 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 4 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (3.65 MB) default Empty Properties.csv (503 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 3 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (3.63 MB) default Empty Properties.csv (501 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 2 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (3.66 MB) default Empty Properties.csv (500 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 1 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (3.58 MB) default Empty Properties.csv (500 KB)

Charitable and Rural Rate Relief

This list includes properties where the ratepayer is receiving mandatory or discretionary charitable rate relief or rural rate relief. The data includes the type of relief and the percentage awarded.

Period PDF CSV
2022-23 Quarter 1 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (210 KB) Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv
2021-22 Quarter 4 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (221 KB) Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv
2021-22 Quarter 3 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (3.69 MB) Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv
2021-22 Quarter 2 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (3.69 MB) Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv
2021-22 Quarter 1 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (3.42 MB) Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv
2020-21 Quarter 4 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (4.06 MB) default Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv (420 KB)
2020-21 Quarter 3 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (3.93 MB) default Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv (418 KB)
2020-21 Quarter 2 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (4.05 MB) default Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv (419 KB)
2020-21 Quarter 1 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (4.10 MB) default Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv (431 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 4 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (3.84 MB) default Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv (423 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 3 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (3.79 MB) default Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv (425 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 2 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (3.84 MB) default Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv (431 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 1 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (3.88 MB) default Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv (432 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 4 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (3.86 MB) default Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv (426 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 3 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (3.86 MB) default Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv (431 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 2 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (3.84 MB) default Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv (423 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 1 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (3.80 MB) default Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv (423 KB)

Small Business Rate Relief

This list includes all properties where the ratepayer receives small business rate relief. The data includes the amount of relief awarded.

Period PDF CSV
2022-23 Quarter 1 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (477 KB) Small Business Rate Relief.csv
2021-22 Quarter 4 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (489 KB) Small Business Rate Relief.csv
2021-22 Quarter 3 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (3.32 MB) Small Business Rate Relief.csv
2021-22 Quarter 2 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (3.32 MB) Small Business Rate Relief.csv
2021-22 Quarter 1 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (3.27 MB) Small Business Rate Relief.csv
2020-21 Quarter 4 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (3.24 MB) default Small Business Rate Relief.csv (401 KB)
2020-21 Quarter 3 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (3.22 MB) default Small Business Rate Relief.csv (399 KB)
2020-21 Quarter 2 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (3.37 MB) default Small Business Rate Relief.csv (400 KB)
2020-21 Quarter 1 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (3.24 MB) default Small Business Rate Relief.csv (406 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 4 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (3.11 MB) pdf Small Business Rate Relief.csv (3.11 MB)
2019-20 Quarter 3 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (3.09 MB) default Small Business Rate Relief.csv (405 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 2 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (3.11 MB) default Small Business Rate Relief.csv (406 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 1 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (3.12 MB) default Small Business Rate Relief.csv (406 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 4 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (3.12 MB) default Small Business Rate Relief.csv (406 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 3 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (3.12 MB) default Small Business Rate Relief.csv (405 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 2 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (3.10 MB) default Small Business Rate Relief.csv (404 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 1 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (3.06 MB) default Small Business Rate Relief.csv (404 KB)

New accounts per quarter

This list includes all properties where the ratepayer became liable from a date in the previous quarter. For example, the data published in July will include properties where the ratepayer became liable in April, May or June. The data includes the liability start date.

Period PDF CSV
2022-23 Quarter 1 pdf New accounts.pdf (38 KB) New accounts.csv
2021-22 Quarter 4 pdf New accounts.pdf (39 KB) New accounts.csv
2021-22 Quarter 3 pdf New accounts.pdf (129 KB) New accounts.csv
2021-22 Quarter 2 pdf New accounts.pdf (169 KB) New accounts.csv
2021-22 Quarter 1 pdf New accounts.pdf (101 KB) New accounts.csv
2020-21 Quarter 4 pdf New accounts.pdf (152 KB) default New accounts.csv (5 KB)
2020-21 Quarter 3 pdf New accounts.pdf (174 KB) default New accounts.csv (7 KB)
2020-21 Quarter 2 pdf New accounts.pdf (163 KB) default New accounts.csv (6 KB)
2020-21 Quarter 1 pdf New accounts.pdf (5.37 MB) default New accounts.csv (406 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 4 pdf New accounts.pdf (275 KB) default New accounts.csv (10 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 3 pdf New accounts.pdf (283 KB) default New accounts.csv (11 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 2 pdf New accounts.pdf (302 KB) default New accounts.csv (13 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 1 pdf New accounts.pdf (314 KB) default New accounts.csv (14 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 4 pdf New accounts.pdf (304 KB) default New accounts.csv (14 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 3 pdf New accounts.pdf (260 KB) default New accounts.csv (9 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 2 pdf New accounts.pdf (296 KB) default New accounts.csv (13 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 1 pdf New accounts.pdf (329 KB) default New accounts.csv (17 KB)

Accounts in Credit

Further to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Decision Notices FS50619844 and FS50643256, Worcester City Council is no longer publishing information in respect of credit balances on Business Rate accounts. In line with these decisions, information is being withheld under Section 31(1)(a) Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoIA), which states that:

“Information which is not exempt under Section 30 is exempt information if its disclosure under this Act would, or would be likely to, prejudice - (a) the prevention or detection of crime “

Write Ons

Further to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Decision Notices FS50619844 and FS50643256, Worcester City Council is no longer publishing information in respect of credit balances on Business Rate accounts. In line with these decisions, information is being withheld under Section 31(1)(a) Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoIA), which states that:

"Information which is not exempt under Section 30 is exempt information if its disclosure under this Act would, or would be likely to, prejudice - (a) the prevention or detection of crime "

Retail Relief

We no longer offer retail relief from 2016.

 

Advertisement