Blackpool Borough Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Blackpool Borough Council is a Unitary Authority in England. It contains approximately 71,433 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 6,776 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

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

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Blackpool is £1,194.08.

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 £1,020 31,890
Band B £1,190 20,925
Band C £1,360 11,248
Band D £1,530 4,684
Band E £1,870 1,867
Band F £2,210 557
Band G £2,550 234
Band H £3,060 28

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 6,776
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 1,853
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 217
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 8
Highest Rateable Value £3,560,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £19,778
Median Rateable Value £5,400
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £5,300

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 Blackpool Borough 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 Blackpool Borough 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.