During 2020/21 we will spend £11.5 million on services and this will come mostly come from Council Tax and business rates.

We have been careful to protect our services as much as possible and keep our costs low so that you don’t feel the pinch.

We are one of the very few councils across the country that have chosen to freeze our council tax this year and we are able to do this because of the success of our grow, save, charge business plan and our good financial position. Wychavon’s bill will continue to be the lowest in Worcestershire and one of the lowest in the country. 

Detailed information on how each organisation spends its share of the Council Tax bill is available by clicking on the links below:

Additional charge for adult social care

The Secretary of State made an offer to adult social care authorities. (“Adult social care authorities” are local authorities which have functions under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014, namely county councils in England, district councils for an area in England for which there is no county council, London borough councils, the Common Council of the City of London and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.)
The offer was the option of an adult social care authority being able to charge an additional “precept” on its council tax without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting its expenditure on adult social care from the financial year 2016-17. It was originally made in respect of the financial years up to and including 2019-20. If the Secretary of State chooses to renew this offer in respect of a particular financial year, this is subject to the approval of the House of Commons.

The offer was renewed for the financial year 2020/21 allowing an additional 2% increase for adult social care.

Council Tax Charges

Use my local area search to find your Council Tax band and the annual charge for your property. If you are unsure which band a property is in you can find out by going to the Valuation Office Agency website and searching the Council Tax lists pages. The charges shown assume that no discounts or exemptions apply. To see if you or the property would qualify for a discount or exemption please go to our Discounts and exemptions page. You may also be entitled to a reduction by qualifying for benefit.  Please go to our Council Tax Support or Housing Benefits pages for more information. If you cannot find the information you require then please contact our council tax team.

Council Tax Valuation and Banding

Most dwellings are subject to the Council Tax. There will be one bill per dwelling, whether it is a house, bungalow, flat, maisonette, mobile home or houseboat, and whether it is owned or rented. Each dwelling has been placed in one of eight bands according to its open market capital value at 1 April 1991 and this is based on certain assumptions:
  • vacant possession
  • a freehold interest or;
  • if a flat, a 99 year leasehold at a nominal rental and
  • the property being in a reasonable state of repair.
The bands are as follows:

Council Tax Bands

Band Minimum Maximum
A up to £40,000
B £40,001 £52,000
C £52,001 £68,000
D £68,001 £88,000
E £88,001 £120,000
F £120,001 £160,000
G £160,001 £320,000
H £320,001 and above
Your Council Tax bill states which band applies to your dwelling. Please note: This value has been assessed by the Inland Revenue NOT the District Council. The Valuation List can be inspected at Government Buildings, Whittington Road, Worcester, by visiting the Valuation Office Agency website or at our Community Contact Centres at PershoreEvesham & Drotwich. You may be able to appeal against this valuation - see Appeals.

Find your Council Tax band

Find your Council Tax Band by using 'My Local Area' search Using the Wychavon Parish search facility you will be able to find out your Council Tax Band And Rates as well as other useful information including:
  • Domestic Refuse/Recycling and Garden Waste
  • Council Tax and Business Rates
  • Thermal Imagery
  • Cooling Towers
  • Hospitals
  • Planning Applications
  • Points of Interest
  • Recycling Points
  • Telecommunication Masts for 3, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodaphone
  • Tourist Information Centres; and
  • Wychavon DC and Housing Association Offices
Aerial photographs are also available from our 1999 dataset and we are working on getting a later version online soon.