Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is a Unitary Authority in England. It contains approximately 115,904 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 8,489 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

The most common Council Tax band in Stoke-on-Trent is A, and the median Council Tax band is A.

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Stoke-on-Trent is £1,066.03.

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 £953 69,351
Band B £1,112 24,394
Band C £1,271 15,026
Band D £1,430 4,733
Band E £1,748 1,743
Band F £2,066 483
Band G £2,383 144
Band H £2,860 30

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 8,489
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 2,599
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 342
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 19
Highest Rateable Value £5,870,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £23,689
Median Rateable Value £5,800
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 Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent 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.