Swindon Borough Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Swindon Borough Council is a Unitary Authority in England. It contains approximately 97,431 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 3,089 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

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

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Swindon is £1,741.09.

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 £1,281 14,716
Band B £1,495 27,380
Band C £1,708 24,264
Band D £1,922 17,238
Band E £2,349 8,856
Band F £2,776 3,539
Band G £3,203 1,369
Band H £3,844 69

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 3,089
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 1,427
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 260
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 18
Highest Rateable Value £4,450,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £46,560
Median Rateable Value £9,200
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £600

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 Swindon 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 Swindon 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.