Orkney Islands Council
Council Tax and Business Rates
Orkney Islands Council is a Unitary Authority in Scotland. It contains approximately 10,734 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 2,066 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.
The most common Council Tax band in Orkney Islands is B, and the median Council Tax band is C.
The average (mean) Council Tax value in Orkney Islands is £913.54.
See these figures compared to other councils on our Council Tax Comparison page.
Council Tax Bands
Business Rate Stats
|Number of Rateable Premises||2,066|
|Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000||378||Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000||19||Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000||1|
|Highest Rateable Value||£5,950,000|
|Average Rateable Value (Mean)||£11,922||Median Rateable Value||£2,200||Typical Rateable Value (Mode)||£1,025|
Business Rate Multipliers
|Rating Band||Values Up To||Multiplier|
|Large||all higher values||51.0%|
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 Orkney Islands 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 Orkney Islands 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.