Bolton Borough Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Bolton Borough Council is a local authority in England. It contains approximately 124,709 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 9,669 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

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

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Bolton is £1,197.28.

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 £995 64,352
Band B £1,160 21,595
Band C £1,326 18,487
Band D £1,492 10,493
Band E £1,823 5,480
Band F £2,155 2,234
Band G £2,486 1,834
Band H £2,984 234

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 9,669
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 3,175
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 420
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 13
Highest Rateable Value £3,870,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £23,462
Median Rateable Value £6,100
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £5,900

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 Bolton 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 Bolton 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.