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
  7. Accounts with credit balances

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
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)
2017-18 Quarter 4 pdf All business properties.pdf (4.73 MB) default All business properties.csv (532 KB)
2017-18 Quarter 3 pdf All business properties.pdf (303 KB) default All business properties.csv (654 KB)
2017-18 Quarter 2 pdf All business properties.pdf (3.69 MB) default All business properties.csv (641 KB)
2017-18 Quarter 1 pdf All business properties.pdf (5.43 MB) default All business properties.csv (641 KB)
2016-17 Quarter 4 pdf All business properties.pdf (286 KB) default All business properties.csv (581 KB)
2016-17 Quarter 3 pdf All business properties.pdf (5.12 MB) default All business properties.csv (575 KB)
2016-17 Quarter 2 pdf All business properties.pdf (283 KB) default All business properties.csv (489 KB)
2016-17 Quarter 1 pdf All business properties.pdf (292 KB) default All business properties.csv (537 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
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)
2017-18 Quarter 4 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (912 KB) default Empty Properties.csv (500 KB)
2017-18 Quarter 3 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (298 KB) default Empty Properties.csv (616 KB)
2017-18 Quarter 2 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (3.00 MB) default Empty Properties.csv (610 KB)
2017-18 Quarter 1 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (4.27 MB) default Empty Properties.csv (610 KB)
2016-17 Quarter 4 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (279 KB) default Empty Properties.csv (550 KB)
2016-17 Quarter 3 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (3.97 MB) default Empty Properties.csv (544 KB)
2016-17 Quarter 2 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (301 KB) default Empty Properties.csv (550 KB)
2016-17 Quarter 1 pdf Empty Properties.pdf (668 KB) default Empty Properties.csv (524 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
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)
2017-18 Quarter 4 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (943 KB) default Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv (423 KB)
2017-18 Quarter 3 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (732 KB) default Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv (539 KB)
2017-18 Quarter 2 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (3.16 MB) default Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv (534 KB)
2017-18 Quarter 1 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (5.22 MB) default Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv (568 KB)
2016-17 Quarter 4 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (480 KB) default Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv (480 KB)
2016-17 Quarter 3 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (4.40 MB) default Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv (524 KB)
2016-17 Quarter 2 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (297 KB) default Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv (523 KB)
2016-17 Quarter 1 pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf (716 KB) default Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv (522 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
2020-21 Quarter 1 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (3.37 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)
2017-18 Quarter 4 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (3.01 MB) default Small Business Rate Relief.csv (404 KB)
2017-18 Quarter 3 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (290 KB) default Small Business Rate Relief.csv (519 KB)
2017-18 Quarter 2 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (2.78 MB) default Small Business Rate Relief.csv (515 KB)
2017-18 Quarter 1 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (4.00 MB) default Small Business Rate Relief.csv (549 KB)
2016-17 Quarter 4 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (97 KB) default Small Business Rate Relief.csv (130 KB)
2016-17 Quarter 3 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (1.09 MB) default Small Business Rate Relief.csv (125 KB)
2016-17 Quarter 2 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (96 KB) default Small Business Rate Relief.csv (121 KB)
2016-17 - Quarter 1 pdf Small Business Rate Relief.pdf (291 KB) default Small Business Rate Relief.csv (519 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
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)
2017-18 - Quarter 4 pdf New accounts.pdf (227 KB) default New accounts.csv (13 KB)
2017-18 - Quarter 3 pdf New accounts.pdf (39 KB) default New accounts.csv (15 KB)
2017-18 - Quarter 2 pdf New accounts.pdf (153 KB) default New accounts.csv (14 KB)
2017-18 - Quarter 1 pdf New accounts.pdf (293 KB) default New accounts.csv (13 KB)
2016-17 - Quarter 4 pdf New accounts.pdf (43 KB) default New accounts.csv (19 KB)
2016-17 - Quarter 3 pdf New accounts.pdf (286 KB) default New accounts.csv (12 KB)
2016-17 - Quarter 2 pdf New accounts.pdf (38 KB) default New accounts.csv (12 KB)
2016-17 - Quarter 1 pdf New accounts.pdf (40 KB) default New accounts.csv (79 KB)

Accounts in Credit

This list includes accounts that have a credit balance. The data includes the credit amount and the financial year it relates to. If you think you are entitled to an amount in this list you will need to provide proof of your entitlement and your bank account details to enable a refund to be made.

Period PDF CSV
2020-21 Quarter 1 - -
2019-20 Quarter 4 - -
2019-20 Quarter 3 pdf Accounts in Credit.pdf (309 KB) default Accounts in Credit.csv (39 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 2 pdf Accounts in Credit.pdf (261 KB) default Accounts in Credit.csv (26 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 1 pdf Accounts in Credit.pdf (239 KB) default Accounts in Credit.csv (20 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 4 pdf Accounts in Credit.pdf (225 KB) default Accounts in Credit.csv (15 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 3 pdf Accounts in Credit.pdf (235 KB) default Accounts in Credit.csv (19 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 2 pdf Accounts in Credit.pdf (266 KB) default Accounts in Credit.csv (27 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 1 pdf Accounts in Credit.pdf (308 KB) default Accounts in Credit.csv (39 KB)
2017-18 - Quarter 4 pdf Accounts in Credit.pdf (218 KB) default Accounts in Credit.csv (36 KB)
2017-18 - Quarter 3 pdf Accounts in Credit.pdf (62 KB) default Accounts in Credit.csv (65 KB)
2017-18 - Quarter 2 pdf Accounts in Credit.pdf (154 KB) default Accounts in Credit.csv (46 KB)
2017-18 - Quarter 1 pdf Accounts in Credit.pdf (256 KB) default Accounts in Credit.csv (13 KB)
2016-17 - Quarter 4 pdf Accounts in Credit.pdf (33 KB) default Accounts in Credit.csv (30 KB)
2016-17 - Quarter 3 pdf Accounts in Credit.pdf (195 KB) default Accounts in Credit.csv (25 KB)
2016-17 - Quarter 2 pdf Accounts in Credit.pdf (32 KB) default Accounts in Credit.csv (25 KB)
2016-17 - Quarter 1 pdf Accounts in Credit.pdf (29 KB) default Accounts in Credit.csv (24 KB)

Write Ons

This list includes accounts with credits added. Write Ons are credits that have been ‘written on’ to the system if we’ve not received bank details, or have had no previous contact from Business Rate payer.

Period PDF CSV
2020-21 Quarter 1 - -
2019-20 Quarter 4 - -
2019-20 Quarter 3 pdf Write Ons.pdf (868 KB) default Write Ons.csv (178 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 2 pdf Write Ons.pdf (1.44 MB) default Write Ons.csv (338 KB)
2019-20 Quarter 1 pdf Write Ons.pdf (680 KB) default Write Ons.csv (131 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 4 pdf Write Ons.pdf (667 KB) pdf Write Ons.csv (667 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 3 pdf Write Ons.pdf (592 KB) default Write Ons.csv (105 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 2 pdf Write Ons.pdf (566 KB) default Write Ons.csv (101 KB)
2018-19 Quarter 1 pdf Write Ons.pdf (763 KB) default Write Ons.csv (149 KB)
2017-18 - Quarter 4 pdf Write Ons.pdf (534 KB) default Write Ons.csv (112 KB)
2017-18 - Quarter 3 pdf Write Ons.pdf (84 KB) default Write Ons.csv (89 KB)
2017-18 - Quarter 2 pdf Write Ons.pdf (126 KB) default Write Ons.csv (87 KB)
2017-18 - Quarter 1 pdf Write Ons.pdf (511 KB) default Write Ons.csv (48 KB)

Retail Relief

This list includes all properties where the ratepayer receives retail relief. This relief can be given to properties with a rateable value of £50,000 or less that are used for retail purposes. The data includes the amount of relief awarded.

Please note - we no longer offer retail relief from Quarter 1 2016-2017.

Period PDF CSV
2015-16 - Quarter 4 pdf Retail Relief.pdf (63 KB) default Retail Relief.csv (68 KB)