Bristol City Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Bristol City Council is a Unitary Authority in England. It contains approximately 201,877 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 15,596 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

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

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Bristol is £1,398.89.

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 £1,107 52,511
Band B £1,291 73,769
Band C £1,476 39,339
Band D £1,660 18,605
Band E £2,029 9,716
Band F £2,398 4,776
Band G £2,767 2,843
Band H £3,321 318

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 15,596
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 7,057
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 963
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 47
Highest Rateable Value £8,770,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £34,343
Median Rateable Value £8,700
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £800

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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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.