Wakefield City Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Wakefield City Council is a local authority in England. It contains approximately 154,858 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 10,859 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

The most common Council Tax band in Wakefield is A, and the median Council Tax band is A.

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Wakefield is £1,107.66.

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 £929 79,112
Band B £1,084 28,789
Band C £1,239 22,062
Band D £1,393 14,123
Band E £1,703 7,300
Band F £2,013 2,305
Band G £2,322 1,085
Band H £2,787 82

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 10,859
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 3,992
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 526
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 35
Highest Rateable Value £5,050,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £28,471
Median Rateable Value £6,500
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £5,100

Business Rate Multipliers

Rating Band Values Up To Multiplier
Small £18,000 48.4%
Large all higher values 49.7%

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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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.