Central Bedfordshire Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Central Bedfordshire Council is a Unitary Authority in England. It contains approximately 124,588 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 7,159 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

The most common Council Tax band in Central Bedfordshire is C, and the median Council Tax band is C.

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Central Bedfordshire is £2,073.80.

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 £1,395 10,666
Band B £1,628 24,110
Band C £1,860 34,489
Band D £2,093 24,072
Band E £2,558 16,464
Band F £3,023 9,130
Band G £3,488 5,282
Band H £4,186 375

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 7,159
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 3,091
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 297
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 18
Highest Rateable Value £6,550,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £28,062
Median Rateable Value £8,500
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £10,000

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 Central Bedfordshire 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 Central Bedfordshire 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.