Cardiff Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Cardiff Council is a Unitary Authority in Wales. It contains approximately 156,650 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 12,481 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

The most common Council Tax band in Cardiff is D, and the median Council Tax band is D.

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Cardiff is £1,415.94.

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- £706 0
Band A £847 4,129
Band B £988 19,211
Band C £1,129 32,785
Band D £1,270 35,538
Band E £1,553 29,813
Band F £1,835 21,040
Band G £2,117 9,991
Band H £2,540 2,729
Band I £2,964 1,414

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 12,481
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 5,896
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 908
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 49
Highest Rateable Value £3,600,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £38,441
Median Rateable Value £9,300
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £1,000

Business Rate Multipliers

Rating Band Values Up To Multiplier
Standard all values 48.6%

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 Cardiff 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 Cardiff 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.