Northumberland County Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Northumberland County Council is a Unitary Authority in England. It contains approximately 163,230 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 12,325 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

The most common Council Tax band in Northumberland is A, and the median Council Tax band is B.

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Northumberland is £1,770.21.

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 £1,370 71,707
Band B £1,599 26,453
Band C £1,827 21,931
Band D £2,055 18,570
Band E £2,512 11,982
Band F £2,969 7,456
Band G £3,426 4,591
Band H £4,111 540

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 12,325
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 3,203
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 279
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 17
Highest Rateable Value £2,850,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £16,130
Median Rateable Value £4,750
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £1,800

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 Northumberland County 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 Northumberland County 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.