Waltham Forest Borough Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Waltham Forest Borough Council is an Outer London Borough. It contains approximately 105,009 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 6,623 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

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

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Waltham Forest is £1,695.55.

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 £1,242 4,887
Band B £1,449 30,312
Band C £1,656 36,237
Band D £1,863 23,036
Band E £2,277 8,280
Band F £2,691 1,803
Band G £3,105 427
Band H £3,726 27

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 6,623
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 2,829
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 183
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 9
Highest Rateable Value £3,320,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £22,276
Median Rateable Value £8,700
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £800

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 Waltham Forest 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 Waltham Forest 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.