Southwark Borough Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Southwark Borough Council is an Inner London Borough. It contains approximately 144,698 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 10,764 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

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

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Southwark is £1,478.47.

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 £1,019 11,539
Band B £1,188 38,403
Band C £1,358 35,291
Band D £1,528 26,922
Band E £1,867 19,526
Band F £2,207 7,462
Band G £2,546 4,728
Band H £3,056 827

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 10,764
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 5,543
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 758
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 60
Highest Rateable Value £12,120,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £49,997
Median Rateable Value £10,500
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £800

Business Rate Multipliers

Rating Band Values Up To Multiplier
Small £25,500 48.4%
Medium £55,001 49.7%
Large all higher values 51.7%

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 Southwark Borough 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 Southwark Borough 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.