Reading Borough Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Reading Borough Council is a Unitary Authority in England. It contains approximately 72,727 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 5,132 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

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

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Reading is £1,943.92.

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 £1,385 6,834
Band B £1,615 14,260
Band C £1,846 29,499
Band D £2,077 11,136
Band E £2,538 5,721
Band F £3,000 3,341
Band G £3,461 1,860
Band H £4,154 76

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 5,132
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 2,758
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 514
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 25
Highest Rateable Value £4,900,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £48,045
Median Rateable Value £11,250
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £11,250

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 Reading Borough 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 Reading Borough 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.