Glasgow City Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Glasgow City Council is a Unitary Authority in Scotland. It contains approximately 306,569 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 23,763 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

The most common Council Tax band in Glasgow City is B, and the median Council Tax band is C.

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Glasgow City is £1,096.41.

See these figures compared to other councils on our Council Tax Comparison page.

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Council Tax Bands

Band Amount Properties
Band A £809 64,658
Band B £943 79,818
Band C £1,078 68,912
Band D £1,213 42,848
Band E £1,483 29,922
Band F £1,752 13,439
Band G £2,022 6,307
Band H £2,426 665

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 23,763
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 10,928
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 1,713
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 73
Highest Rateable Value £4,600,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £36,577
Median Rateable Value £9,100
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £2,000

Business Rate Multipliers

Rating Band Values Up To Multiplier
Small £35,000 48.4%
Large all higher values 51.0%

Statistical information (eg, number of properties per council tax band, average business rates) are a snapshot from the time when this data was last updated. New constuction, demolition, change of use and revaluing means that the number of properties continuously changes, and this takes time to feed through to the published data.

Although Glasgow City Council sends out the bills and collects the money, it is not responsible for the entire amount that you owe.

Council tax is levied by a variety of different bodies, including Fire authorities and Police authorities as well as the local councils. Not all of these will apply to every location, but there will usually be more than one authority which levies council tax.

Business rates are set centrally by national government, according to a formula based on the nominal rental value of a property. Local authorities have some discretion to allow Business Rate Relief under certain circumstances, but they cannot vary the basic level at which Business Rates are charged.

Postcodes in Glasgow City Council

Active geographic postcodes only. Non-geographic and "large user" codes are not listed here, as they do not have taxable addresses. For details of all postcodes in an area, see Check My Postcode.