Tower Hamlets Borough Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Tower Hamlets Borough Council is an Inner London Borough. It contains approximately 130,865 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 15,791 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

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

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Tower Hamlets is £1,495.57.

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 £985 3,746
Band B £1,149 24,968
Band C £1,313 38,108
Band D £1,477 27,927
Band E £1,805 21,102
Band F £2,133 10,108
Band G £2,462 4,239
Band H £2,954 667

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 15,791
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 6,432
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 1,039
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 97
Highest Rateable Value £23,790,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £54,295
Median Rateable Value £7,600
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £2,000

Business Rate Multipliers

Rating Band Values Up To Multiplier
Small £25,500 48.4%
Medium £55,001 49.7%
Large all higher values 51.7%

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 Tower Hamlets 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 Tower Hamlets 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.