Birmingham City Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Birmingham City Council is a local authority in England. It contains approximately 442,583 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 44,757 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

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

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Birmingham is £1,449.37.

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 £1,170 158,798
Band B £1,365 129,299
Band C £1,560 78,420
Band D £1,756 39,790
Band E £2,146 20,835
Band F £2,536 8,783
Band G £2,926 5,795
Band H £3,511 863

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 44,757
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 13,598
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 1,734
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 99
Highest Rateable Value £8,620,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £22,847
Median Rateable Value £4,900
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £1,250

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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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.