Brighton and Hove City Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Brighton and Hove City Council is a Unitary Authority in England. It contains approximately 129,575 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 9,641 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

The most common Council Tax band in Brighton & Hove is C, and the median Council Tax band is C.

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Brighton & Hove is £1,409.85.

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 £1,046 27,982
Band B £1,220 29,310
Band C £1,394 34,109
Band D £1,569 19,496
Band E £1,917 11,199
Band F £2,266 4,594
Band G £2,614 2,699
Band H £3,137 186

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 9,641
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 4,123
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 377
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 13
Highest Rateable Value £6,000,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £25,608
Median Rateable Value £8,100
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £475

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 Brighton and Hove 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 Brighton and Hove 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.