Council Reports

Council Reports

In this section are Council Reports which are available for download. Please remember that these may be large files and may take some time to download.

Financial documents for Worcester City Council

Statement of Accounts

Other council documents

 

Please Note:

While every care has been taken in the compilation of this information, Worcester City Council will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any inaccuracy or error within these pages. Links to external sites have been added for the convenience of users, but Worcester City Council takes no responsibility for their content.

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Business: Skills for Growth

Skills for Growth

Apprentice and employer

Supporting Worcester businesses to attract and retain people with the right skills, at the right time maximising local employment and workforce development is key. Working with our partners we’ve set up a Skills for Growth programme to offer a comprehensive support package for employers to help their business grow especially if they are in one of the following key sectors:-

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Information Technology/Cyber Security or other Digital Industries
  • Visitor and Destination Economy (including destination retail)
  • Construction and Property Services
  • Professional Services e.g. recruitment, legal, accountancy

Apprenticeships

Do you want young, enthusiastic talent that you can mould and develop for your business? The answer: hire an apprentice.

Did you know?

The average Apprenticeship increases business productivity by £214 per week, with these gains including increased profits, lower prices and better products.

  • An apprentice can be any age, and you can train them right up to ‘degree’ level?
  • Training is 90% funded by the government, and if you employ less than 10 people it’s completely free.
  • And you get FREE recruitment and grants to help with training and salary costs. It’s never been a better time to hire an apprentice.

Find out more at the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Hub. The hub provides impartial, and independent advice and referrals to the right training provider for your needs and budget AND they can tell you all about the -

Worcester City Council Apprenticeship Grant

Small and medium size businesses based in the Worcester City Council area can apply for a grant of £1,000 towards the cost of hiring an Apprentice. Priority will be given to businesses operating in key sectors; the apprentice must be a Worcestershire resident aged 16 – 24. For further information see the 2017/2018 Apprenticeship grant scheme information sheet and speak to your apprenticeship training provider or contact Kim Cook at Worcestershire Apprenticeships - telephone 07917 631342 or email kim@hwstpa.co.uk

Apprenticeship Levy

If you are having a Levy headache then see the apprenticeship levy information sheet or visit www.worcsapprenticeships.org.uk. A team of experts will advise you according to your particular business needs.

Students Placements, Interns and Graduates

Graduates

Do you want to access University of Worcester student skills? Looking to recruit into hard to fill technical roles?

University of Worcester Logo  Graduate Advantage Logo

Worcester City Grant Scheme

The Worcester City Graduate Grant Scheme offers one stop shop FREE recruitment from across 13 West Midland Universities and grant support of £1,000 towards the cost of recruiting a graduate or undergraduate.

There are two types of grant are available:

Grant 1: Year in Industry Placement Scheme – delivered with Worcester Business School (University of Worcester) - £1,000 grant to eligible businesses providing a Year in Industry placement in accordance with the WBS Placement Scheme.

Grant 2: Internship and Graduate Jobs – delivered with Graduate Advantage. FREE Recruitment service and £250 - £1,000 grant to eligible businesses recruiting to a 3 – 12 month internship, or £1,000 grant if recruiting to a permanent graduate level job.

We also offer Discretionary Grants for businesses trying to recruit in skills shortage areas. We therefore encourage potential applicants to discuss their recruitment options with the scheme officer - Amanda Lloyd, Economic Development Officer (People) at Worcester City Council. Email: amanda.lloyd@worcester.gov.uk or Tel: 01905 722181

Find out more about the Graduate Grant scheme information sheet.

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Parking-Residents Parking Permits

Residents Parking Permits

In certain locations in Worcester City we have introduced residents parking schemes where, upon the purchase and display of a permit, residents are able to park close to their properties. The table below details the scheme.

Zone

For the residents of

To park in

Number of permits allowed

Price of permits

T

Spring Lane

Spring Hill

Hill Street


 

Any marked bay on Tallow Hill Car Park

1 permit per household

£30 per permit

P

Severn Terrace

*Permits are only available for house numbers 1 - 27 Severn Terrace

(odd numbers only)

Any marked bay on the Pitchcroft/Moors Car Park

2 permits per household

£30 per permit

B

The Moors

Moor Street

Back Lane South

Albany Terrace

Britannia Square

Braymoor Road

In marked residents bays in Britannia Square, Back Lane South, Albany Terrace, Back Lane North

No limit

£30 per permit

E

College Precincts

Edgar Street

King Street

Castle Place

Severn Street

In marked residents and pay & display bays in Severn Street and Edgar Street

3 permits per household

First permit £30

Second permit £40

Third permit £60

C

York Place

Windmill Close

22, 24, & 24a Albany Terrace

In the roads of York Place and Windmill Close

3 Permits per household

First permit £30

Second permit £40

Third permit £60

St George's Square

St Georges Square

St Georges Lane North (numbers 1 – 35)

Barbourne Road (numbers 32 – 48 on east side only)

In marked residents bays in St George's Square, St George's Lane North & Barbourne Road

3 Permits per household

First permit £30

Second permit £40

Third permit £60

Sabrina Terrace

Sabrina Terrace

Thorneloe Road – ONLY in relation to the property currently known as Inchmery

Stephenson Road
(Numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 &13)

In marked residents bays in Sabrina Terrace.

3 Permits per household

First permit £30

Second permit £40

Third permit £60

Hebb Street

Ashcroft Road, Brewery Walk, Leicester Street and Hebb Street

In the roads of Ashcroft Road, Brewery Walk, Leicester Street and Hebb Street

3 Permits per household

First permit £30

 

Second permit £40

 

Third permit £60
Henwick Road Henwick Road In marked bays in Henwick Road. 3 Permits per household

First permit £30

Second permit £40

Third permit £60

Barbourne Terrace Barbourne Terrace In marked bays in Barbourne Terrace 3 Permits per household

First permit £30

Second permit £40

Third permit £60

White Ladies Close White Ladies Close (1 to 19)
Cumberland Street (1 to 30)
Lansdowne Street (19 to 49)
In the roads of White Ladies Close, Cumberland Street and Lansdowne Street. 3 Permits per household

First permit £30

Second permit £40

Third permit £60

Duplicate(lost) £5

Lansdowne Road

Lansdowne Road (81 to 95)

Till Street (1 and 1a)

Lansdowne Road 3 Permits per household

First permit £30

Second permit £40

Third permit £60

Duplicate(lost) £5

  • Permits are only available to residents.
  • Permits are only available for house numbers 1 – 27 Severn Terrace (odd numbers only)
  • Proof of residency must be provided. (e.g. Council tax bill, utility bill, rent book )
  • Proof of vehicle ownership must be provided on application (i.e. vehicle registration document)
  • Only 1 Permit per vehicle.
  • Permits do not allow the permit holder to reserve a space.
  • Permits should be surrendered when the residency has ceased.
  • Refunds are available on a pro-rata basis, only on whole months unused.
  • Permits expire annually, and it is the permit holder's responsibility to renew.
  • Permits must be clearly displayed in the windscreen of the vehicle so they can be seen from outside the vehicle.
  • If a valid permit is not displayed clearly a Penalty Charge Notice may be issued.

Before applying for a parking permit please read the notes for applicants of parking permits.

Application Forms

Residents interested in applying for a permit should click on the relevant link below for an application form:

ZONE T   Tallow Hill Car Park Application Form (not eligible for visitor scratch permits)

ZONE P   Pitchcroft/Moors Car Park Application Form (not eligible for visitor scratch permits)

ZONE B   Britannia Square Area Application Form (not eligible for visitor scratch permits)

ZONE E   Edgar Street Area Application Form

ZONE C   York Place/Windmill Close Area Application Form

ST GEORGE' SQUARE  St George's Square Area Application Form

SABRINA TERRACE  Sabrina Terrace Area Application Form

HEBB STREET  Hebb Street Area Application Form

HENWICK ROAD Henwick Road Area Application Form

BARBOURNE TERRACE Barbourne Terrace Application Form

WHITE LADIES CLOSE White Ladies Close Application Form

LANSDOWNE ROAD Lansdowne Road Application Form

Vehicle Exchange Form

 

Please print the form and complete the required information and return to us with the relevant documentation and payment. Once authorised, a permit will be dispatched shortly afterwards.

Visitor Scratch Permits Application Form

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Planning: How Do I Search for a Planning Application?

Searching for a Planning Application?

Background

Our Planning Search service currently offers access to all applications received by the City Council since 1947. It also allows customers to view submitted plans, decision notices and make comments on our undetermined applications. Some useful guidance on how best to use the search service including the facility for electronic measuring of drawings.

The search function is now the only way of viewing planning applications. If you need help viewing applications it is possible to use the public computers on the ground floor of The Hive with the support of Worcestershire Hub Staff.

The City Council has a full record of every planning application since 1947 called The Planning Register. We have two search methods to view all of our planning applications within our planning register.

The Planning Search Service allows interested parties to make representations on undetermined applications, please note that The City Council in accordance with the Data Protection Act will in most cases publish your comments on the Internet including your name and address whilst redacting personal information such as telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures. It is preferable if you comment on a planning application online and it is recommended that you review the advice on making comments before doing so.

If you experience any technical problems when using our webpages then please let us know by email at planning@worcester.gov.uk

Planning Application Search (including the weekly planning lists)

This service is provided subject to terms and conditions by continuing to use the planning application search service you are agreeing to these terms and conditions,

View current planning applications

Important information:  If you are searching an application reference which ends with 'A' i.e.. P16Q0009A then we wish to advise that these have changed to the following format 'letter100number' i.e. P16Q1009.

You can view the weekly lists of applications by simply completing the Received and Decided  date fields - please note that the above fields can remain blank 

Applications received between 1992 - Present Day

Historical Planning Application Search

This service is provided subject to terms and conditions by continuing to use the planning application search service you are agreeing to these terms and conditions,

View historical planning applications

View planning register index cards

Historic planning applications received between 1947 - 1992 (Historical search maybe less detailed)

Planning register index cards between 1947 - March 2016

Public Notices

Weekly Newspaper Advert

Published by Worcester City Council

Please note our webpages will be unavailable between 03:00 - 04:00 daily for routine system maintenance

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Elections: 2011 Election and Referendum Results

Elections and Referendum Results, 5 May 2011

Election of a City Councillor

On Thursday 5 May 2011 we had City Councillor elections in 11 of our 15 wards, in which 1 Councillor was up for election. Wards excluded from the City Council elections this year are Battenhall, Gorse Hill, Rainbow Hill and Warndon.

A selection of photos can be found on our Worcester Facebook page.

The Political Makeup of Worcester City Council

Party

Number of seats

Conservative

18

Labour

12

Liberal Democratics

3

Association of Independents

2

 

Arboretum Ward

Electorate

Votes Cast

Spoiled Papers

Turnout

4644

2054

12

44.23%

Candidate

Party

Votes

 

CLAYTON
Pamela

The Conservative Party

672

 

HAQUE
Mohammed Nazrul

Liberal Democrat

206

 

O`DELL
Annie

The Green Party

187

 

SQUIRES
George

The Labour Party

977

ELECTED

Bedwardine Ward

Electorate

Votes Cast

Spoiled Papers

Turnout

6340

2879

24

45.4%

Candidate

Party

Votes

 

ALLCOTT
Melanie Jane

Liberal Democrat

287

 

BAYLISS
Marc Leslie

The Conservative Party Candidate

1464

ELECTED

MCNALLY
Peter

Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts

99

 

O'DELL
Russell

The Green Party

176

 

PRITCHARD
Gaynor Anne

The Labour Party Candidate

829

 

Cathedral Ward

Electorate

Votes Cast

Spoiled Papers

Turnout

7610

2930

26

38.5%

Candidate

Party

Votes

 

DENHAM
Lynn

The Labour Party
Candidate

1099

 

DITTA
Allah

The Conservative Party Candidate

1123

ELECTED

ORR
Oliver Simon

Liberal Democrat

269

 

STEPHEN
Louis

The Green Party

413

 

Claines Ward

Electorate

Votes Cast

Spoiled Papers

Turnout

6653

3359

13

50.5%

Candidate

Party

Votes

 

HALL
Rachel Kay

The Labour Party Candidate

490

 

ROBINSON
Peter

The Green Party

247

 

SMITH
Liz

Liberal Democrat

1313

ELECTED

WHITEHOUSE
Mike

The Conservative Party Candidate

1296

 

Nunnery Ward

Electorate

Votes Cast

Spoiled Papers

Turnout

5958

2381

18

39.96%

Candidate

Party

Votes

 

CRONIN
Simon Jeremy

The Labour Party Candidate

1122

ELECTED

HUSSAIN
Tariq

The Conservative
Party Candidate

673

 

JENKINS
Matthew

The Green Party

190

 

MASON
Carl Martin

British National Party

182

 

MCIVER
Antony Stuart

Liberal Democrat

196

 

St Clements Ward

Electorate

Votes Cast

Spoiled Papers

Turnout

4817

1961

16

40.71%

Candidate

Party

Votes

 

CAWTHORNE
Chris

The Labour Party Candidate

739

 

KIRBY
Justin

The Green Party

148

 

MACGABHANN
Barry

Liberal Democrat

163

 

MITCHELL
Christopher Stanley

The Conservative Party Candidate

895

ELECTED

St John Ward

Electorate

Votes Cast

Spoiled Papers

Turnout

5753

2180

16

37.9%

Candidate

Party

Votes

 

DAVIES
Mark Patrick

Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts

88

 

FOLEY
Sylvester Gerard Joseph

Liberal Democrat

153

 

TURNER
Edward Peter Charles

The Conservative Party Candidate

590

 

TWIEHAUS
Olaf

The Green Party

182

 

UDALL
Richard Mark

The Labour and Co-operative Party Candidate

1150

ELECTED

St Peter's Parish Ward

Electorate

Votes Cast

Spoiled Papers

Turnout

4533

1892

9

41.74%

Candidate

Party

Votes

 

KNIGHT
Roger David

The Conservative Party Candidate

1203

ELECTED

PEACHEY
Robert Clifton

The Labour Party Candidate

452

 

SMITH
Linda

The Green Party

228

 

St Stephens Ward

Electorate

Votes Cast

Spoiled Papers

Turnout

4107

1785

8

43.46%

Candidate

Party

Votes

 

JONES
Gareth Glyn

The Conservative Party Candidate

844

ELECTED

LAURENSON
Neil

The Green Party

498

 

MORRIS
Richard Gwynfryn

The Labour Party Candidate

435

 

Warndon Parish North Ward

Electorate

Votes Cast

Spoiled Papers

Turnout

4173

1721

9

41.2%

Candidate

Party

Votes

 

BOORN
Richard Spencer

The Labour Party Candidate

550

 

HARTLEY
Eddie

The Green Party

216

 

WILKINSON
Douglas William

The Conservative Party Candidate

946

ELECTED

Warndon Parish South Ward

Electorate

Votes Cast

Spoiled Papers

Turnout

4132

1627

14

39.4%

Candidate

Party

Votes

 

HODGSON
Lucy Caroline

The Conservative Party Candidate

998

ELECTED

PRITCHARD
Andrew Stephen

The Labour Party Candidate

443

 

SULLIVAN
Martin

The Green Party

172

 

Referendum on the UK Parliamentary voting system for Worcester Constituency

On Thursday 5 May 2011, there was a referendum on the voting system you use to elect MPs to the House of Commons. The referendum asked you to vote 'Yes' or 'No' to a proposal. For this referendum, you received a ballot paper with this question:

"At present, the UK uses the ‘first past the post' system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Should the ‘alternative vote' system be used instead?"

Total Votes Cast

Rejected

Turnout

29,729

121

40.73%

Votes cast in favour of:

Votes

Yes

9,525

No

20,083

Election of a Parish Councillor (Uncontested)

The persons whose names appear below were duly elected Parish Councillors in a uncontested election on 5 May 2011.

St Peter the Great County

Name of Candidate

Description (if any)

CLAYTON
Pam

ELECTED

MCFARLANE
Ross Owen

ELECTED

ROWE
Gregory

ELECTED

THORLBY
John Paul

ELECTED

WHITE-BOWER
Adam

ELECTED

Warndon North

Name of Candidate

Description (if any)

BARRALL
Valerie Ann
 

ELECTED

FIELDEN
Nick
 

ELECTED

HOLLOWAY
Ted
 

ELECTED

Warndon South

Name of Candidate

Description (if any)

BAYLISS
Marc Leslie
 

ELECTED

MACKAY
Steve

ELECTED

MORRIS
Raymond John
 

ELECTED

 

 

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Community Safety: Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)

Public Space Protection Orders

What is a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)?

A PSPO is an official measure that is an enforceable part of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. PSPOs can be used to protect the public from behaviour that is having, or is likely to have, a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality and is persistent and unreasonable (or likely to be).

What does a PSPO do?

The PSPO can restrict activities in a certain area, e.g. stop access along a footpath, restrict certain behaviour or allow alcohol to be confiscated. A breach of a PSPO is a criminal offence and can be enforced by a police officer, police community support officer and authorised Council officers. A Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £100 can be issued or a fine of up to £1,000 on prosecution. 

Current PSPOs

Dog Control - Worcester City Council Public Spaces Protection Order 1 of 2018

Following a public consultation on the control of dogs in public places Worcester City Council received no objections. The Communities Committee authorised the making of the PSPO on 29 May 2018. The Order comes into force on 6 July 2018 and expires on 5 July 2021.

The effect of the PSPO is to regulate the control of dogs within the restricted areas at all times.  The order provides for:

  • The removal of dog faeces by a person in charge of a dog.
  • A dog must not be taken into or kept in a “dog exclusion area”.
  • There is a maximum number of four dogs that can be under the supervision of a single person.

A person who fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with the PSPO will be committing an offence and will be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale or a fixed penalty notice of up to £70.

Footpath WR858 - Worcester City Council Public Spaces Protection Order 1 of 2017.

Following a public consultation on the closure of Footpath WR858 due to anti-social behaviour, Worcester City Council received no objections. The Communities Committee authorised the making of the PSPO on 20 June 2017. The Order comes into force on 7 July 2017 and expires on 6 July 2020.

The effect of the PSPO is to restrict the public right of way over Footpath WR858 at all times to all persons. A person who fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with the PSPO will be committing an offence and will be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale or a fixed penalty notice of up to £100.

 

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Benefits-Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

Council Tax Support & Housing Benefit

Do you need help to pay your Council Tax bill or rent?

If you are liable to pay Council Tax or pay Rent you may apply for benefit.  

Your benefit will be calculated based on the following:

  • your capital, including any savings
  • your income
  • the amount of Council Tax or rent you pay
  • your family circumstances

Even if your income is high if you share a house with other adults (except for a partner) who have low incomes, you may be able to claim Council Tax Second Adult Rebate.

Many people lose benefit because they delay making a claim.  Benefit can not normally be backdated, so don't delay - complete an application form today.

Further information about Council Tax and Housing Benefits

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Council: Local Government Transparency Code

Local Government Transparency Code

To promote openness and transparency, The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has issued the Local Government Transparency Code 2014 to meet the Government's desire to place more power into citizens' hands to increase democratic accountability and make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process and help shape public services.

Expenditure and Procurement

Value Added Tax that cannot be recovered is negligible therefore if not stated please assume nil.

Property

Grants

Fraud

2017-2018

Occasions when WCC used powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014, or similar powers.  0
Total number of employees (absolute and full time equivalent) undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud on behalf of the Council.  0
Total number of employees (absolute and full time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists.  0
Amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud.  £0 Bulk of work transferred to DWP 
Total number of fraud cases investigated 0 Bulk of work transferred to DWP 

As a City Council and billing authority, the bulk of our fraud investigation work used to be in respect of housing benefit fraud but this responsibility (including relevant staff) was transferred to the DWP from 1 November 2014 as a result of the creation of the single fraud investigation service (SFIS). The Council now provides the DWP with information to assist their investigations but do not have information from them on numbers of staff involved and numbers of cases and it expects the DWP to be reporting this separately. The Council is unable to report details in respect of housing benefit fraud as it no longer holds the data.

The Council has very little fraud in other areas and therefore no longer have a specialist team dealing with fraud. The Council has clear policies in relation to anti-fraud and corruption e.g. Anti-fraud and Corruption Strategy, Whistle Blowing Policy. In the case of ad-hoc instances of ‘non housing benefit fraud’ that require investigation, our internal auditors, as a special task, undertake this.

Organisation Information

If you have any queries regarding our data please contact foi@worcester.gov.uk.

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Planning: Street Naming & Numbering

Street Naming and Numbering

It is the Council's statutory responsibility to allocate official addresses in the Worcester City area. 

If you want to obtain addresses for a new development, redevelopment, conversion you can use the on-line form to apply.

Proposed charges for Street Naming and Numbering service

From 2019, Worcester City Council will look to implement charges for the provision of Street Naming and Numbering on a not-for-profit basis, whilst enabling continuous improvements to the service we provide.

Please review the proposed charges and complete a short survey with your views.

Changes to existing addresses

It is not possible to name a property where it is numbered in an urban (city) environment, exceptions being commercial properties, property blocks and listed buildings. The Council can accept a change in the name of an existing house if it is not previously numbered.

New Streets

If you are a developer you should notify us of new roads and register new addresses with us as soon as possible and certainly before the properties are occupied.  Failure to do so will mean delays when you register for council tax or utility services. An application should be submitted to the Street Naming and Numbering service, where appropriate this should include planning application and building control references.

New street names are normally supplied by the Council based on a list compiled by the Worcester City Historical Environment Records (HER) Archaeology service. It is not necessary therefore, to submit a name, but if one is proposed it will be considered against the Council's policy.

The criteria

New street names must also comply with the following criteria which are based upon national standards.  Preference will always be given to street names that refer to the local character, proven history and heritage of the local area and to the identified development site in particular.

  • Names should be historically relevant to the site; continuity with local history is intrinsically of value.

  • Names cannot be explicit or rude, or cause offence.

  • Names cannot be subject to copyright or promote an existing company.  Names associated with the Crown must have approval from Buckingham Palace.

  • Street names may not contain numbers as words such as ‘Seven Limes Road'.

  • Street names which cause confusion in their spelling should be avoided

  • Names commemorating individuals will not be considered until 10 years post mortem, and with the full support of their estate.  Names of living individuals are not permitted, family names connected with a site will be considered subject to various checks.

  • Proposed names must not be similar to existing street names in the same postal town area.  Existing street names which are not in the same postal town but in close proximity should also be avoided. Street names cannot have the same name with a different suffix (eg, Birch Road, Birch Lane, Birch Street). 

The process

  • We are notified of the new street(s) by the developer.

  • The Historical Environment Records (HER) Archaeology service is contacted to supply name(s) for new streets.

  • We carry out checks on the names to confirm suitability and negotiate an appropriate choice from the selection with the developer.

  • We may consult with others such as the Royal Mail to confirm its acceptability.

  • We will notify Royal Mail to obtain a postcode and notify a number of other bodies such as Ordnance Survey, the emergency services and utility companies of the address(es).

The process may take up to eight weeks to complete depending on the circumstances and the necessity of further investigation in relation to particular name selections.

The council is not responsible for allocating postal codes, this is the responsibility of Royal Mail and any queries relating to this should be directed to their customer services.  The authority must notify new addresses to Royal Mail before a postcode can be assigned.

Your new address will be entered in the Council address system which is submitted to the national address database, the National Land and Property Gazetteer.

Queries regarding any existing cases please email the Street Naming and Numbering Team.

Worcester City Council formally adopted the Town Improvement Clauses Act, Section 64 and 65 to name and number streets in 2009. The council's policy is also advised by other legislation concerning street naming and numbering and is based upon the data entry conventions and best practice for the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG).  The NLPG is owned and licensed by the Local Government Information House and is an implementation of the British Standard, BS 7666:2006 Parts 1 and 2.

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Freedom of Information: Business Rates

Business Rates Datasets

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
2018-19 Quarter 1 All business properties.pdf All business properties.csv
2017-18 Quarter 4 All business properties.pdf All business properties.csv
2017-18 Quarter 3 All business properties.pdf All business properties.csv
2017-18 Quarter 2 All business properties.pdf All business properties.csv
2017-18 Quarter 1 All business properties.pdf All business properties.csv
2016-17 Quarter 4 All business properties.pdf All business properties.csv
2016-17 Quarter 3 All business properties.pdf All business properties.csv
2016-17 Quarter 2 All business properties.pdf All business properties.csv
2016-17 Quarter 1 All business properties.pdf All business properties.csv
2015-16 - Quarter 4 All business properties.pdf All business properties.csv

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
2018-19 Quarter 1 Empty Properties.pdf Empty Properties.csv
2017-18 Quarter 4 Empty Properties.pdf Empty Properties.csv
2017-18 Quarter 3 Empty Properties.pdf Empty Properties.csv
2017-18 Quarter 2 Empty Properties.pdf Empty Properties.csv
2017-18 Quarter 1 Empty Properties.pdf Empty Properties.csv
2016-17 Quarter 4 Empty Properties.pdf Empty Properties.csv
2016-17 Quarter 3 Empty Properties.pdf Empty Properties.csv
2016-17 Quarter 2 Empty Properties.pdf Empty Properties.csv
2016-17 Quarter 1 Empty Properties.pdf Empty Properties.csv
2015-16 - Quarter 4 Empty Properties.pdf Empty Properties.csv

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
2018-19 Quarter 1 Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv
2017-18 Quarter 4 Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv
2017-18 Quarter 3 Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv
2017-18 Quarter 2 Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv
2017-18 Quarter 1 Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv
2016-17 Quarter 4 Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv
2016-17 Quarter 3 Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv
2016-17 Quarter 2 Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv
2016-17 Quarter 1 Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv
2015-16 - Quarter 4 Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.pdf Charitable & Rural Rate Relief.csv

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
2018-19 Quarter 1 Small Business Rate Relief.pdf Small Business Rate Relief.csv
2017-18 Quarter 4 Small Business Rate Relief.pdf Small Business Rate Relief.csv
2017-18 Quarter 3 Small Business Rate Relief.pdf Small Business Rate Relief.csv
2017-18 Quarter 2 Small Business Rate Relief.pdf Small Business Rate Relief.csv
2017-18 Quarter 1 Small Business Rate Relief.pdf Small Business Rate Relief.csv
2016-17 Quarter 4 Small Business Rate Relief.pdf Small Business Rate Relief.csv
2016-17 Quarter 3 Small Business Rate Relief.pdf Small Business Rate Relief.csv
2016-17 Quarter 2 Small Business Rate Relief.pdf Small Business Rate Relief.csv
2016-17 - Quarter 1 Small Business Rate Relief.pdf Small Business Rate Relief.csv
2015-16 - Quarter 4 Small Business Rate Relief.pdf Small Business Rate Relief.csv

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
2018-19 Quarter 1 New accounts.pdf New accounts.csv
2017-18 - Quarter 4 New accounts.pdf New accounts.csv
2017-18 - Quarter 3 New accounts.pdf New accounts.csv
2017-18 - Quarter 2 New accounts.pdf New accounts.csv
2017-18 - Quarter 1 New accounts.pdf New accounts.csv
2016-17 - Quarter 4 New accounts.pdf New accounts.csv
2016-17 - Quarter 3 New accounts.pdf New accounts.csv
2016-17 - Quarter 2 New accounts.pdf New accounts.csv
2016-17 - Quarter 1 New accounts.pdf New accounts.csv
2015-16 - Quarter 4 New accounts.pdf New accounts.csv

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
2018-19 Quarter 1 Accounts in Credit.pdf Accounts in Credit.csv
2017-18 - Quarter 4 Accounts in Credit.pdf Accounts in Credit.csv
2017-18 - Quarter 3 Accounts in Credit.pdf Accounts in Credit.csv
2017-18 - Quarter 2 Accounts in Credit.pdf Accounts in Credit.csv
2017-18 - Quarter 1 Accounts in Credit.pdf Accounts in Credit.csv
2016-17 - Quarter 4 Accounts in Credit.pdf Accounts in Credit.csv
2016-17 - Quarter 3 Accounts in Credit.pdf Accounts in Credit.csv
2016-17 - Quarter 2 Accounts in Credit.pdf Accounts in Credit.csv
2016-17 - Quarter 1 Accounts in Credit.pdf Accounts in Credit.csv
2015-16 - Quarter 4 Accounts in Credit.pdf Accounts in Credit.csv

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
2018-19 Quarter 1 Write Ons.pdf Write Ons.csv
2017-18 - Quarter 4 Write Ons.pdf Write Ons.csv
2017-18 - Quarter 3 Write Ons.pdf Write Ons.csv
2017-18 - Quarter 2 Write Ons.pdf Write Ons.csv
2017-18 - Quarter 1 Write Ons.pdf Write Ons.csv

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 Retail Relief.pdf Retail Relief.csv

If the data you require is not included in these lists you should send an FOI request to foi@worcester.gov.uk

 

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