Portsmouth City Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Portsmouth City Council is a Unitary Authority in England. It contains approximately 93,669 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 5,949 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

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

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Portsmouth is £1,504.73.

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 £1,215 26,631
Band B £1,417 31,699
Band C £1,619 22,583
Band D £1,822 6,442
Band E £2,227 3,885
Band F £2,631 1,695
Band G £3,036 679
Band H £3,644 55

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 5,949
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 2,536
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 339
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 15
Highest Rateable Value £7,410,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £33,056
Median Rateable Value £8,200
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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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.