Cheshire West and Chester Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Cheshire West and Chester Council is a Unitary Authority in England. It contains approximately 157,607 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 10,896 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

The most common Council Tax band in Cheshire West and Chester is B, and the median Council Tax band is C.

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Cheshire West and Chester is £1,433.92.

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 £1,017 34,144
Band B £1,186 36,914
Band C £1,356 31,133
Band D £1,525 21,223
Band E £1,864 16,185
Band F £2,203 9,787
Band G £2,542 7,630
Band H £3,050 585

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 10,896
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 4,597
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 598
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 44
Highest Rateable Value £11,430,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £36,425
Median Rateable Value £7,900
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £5,600

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 Cheshire West and Chester 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 Cheshire West and Chester 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.