Westminster City Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Westminster City Council is an Inner London Borough. It contains approximately 125,876 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 33,153 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

The most common Council Tax band in Westminster is E, and the median Council Tax band is E.

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Westminster is £887.50.

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 £449 1,679
Band B £524 6,700
Band C £599 15,909
Band D £674 22,734
Band E £824 22,928
Band F £974 17,595
Band G £1,124 22,779
Band H £1,348 15,552

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 33,153
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 24,390
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 6,951
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 553
Highest Rateable Value £24,960,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £115,266
Median Rateable Value £26,500
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £4,500

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 Westminster 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 Westminster 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.