Lancaster City Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Lancaster City Council is a Shire District Council in England. It contains approximately 64,078 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 5,222 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

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

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Lancaster is £1,325.78.

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 £1,048 22,450
Band B £1,222 16,116
Band C £1,397 12,176
Band D £1,571 6,449
Band E £1,921 3,984
Band F £2,270 1,995
Band G £2,619 849
Band H £3,143 59

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 5,222
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 1,484
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 152
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 7
Highest Rateable Value £16,415,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £21,258
Median Rateable Value £5,000
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £1,200

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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster 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.