City of London

For specific information on this borough, or to contact individual departments please click here to visit their website.

City of London: http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

In General:
The London boroughs are administrative centres responsible for collecting local taxes (Council Tax and Business Rates) and then spending the funds received on local services. They are run by Borough Councils who are elected by borough residents on a four year cycle. The totals that they spend will depend on the rates of tax that they levy plus funds allocated from central government and other sources.

While many of the services (schools, roads, planning, rubbish collection and social services) are standard, levels of provision will vary according to the overall political will as expressed by the voters.

Your tax liability (as a resident) will be based on the council tax band of your home. These bands are set by Valuation Officers and there is scope for appeal. The rate bands are then used to determine the amounts of tax levied. So, while the bands will remain largely constant the levels of tax can go up and, in theory, down.

You may claim discounts or exemptions based on your circumstances. For example, as the only adult in a property you can get a 25% reduction on your bill. Other reductions are available for qualifying second adults and Council Tax Benefit claimants.

There is more information available at the HM Customs & Excise website.

City of London Council Tax

City of London
Year-BandABCDEFGH
2010/2011 £634 £739 £845 £950 £1161 £1373 £1584 £1901
2009/2010 £629 £733 £838 £943 £1152 £1362 £1571 £1886
2008/2009 £616 £718 £821 £923 £1128 £1334 £1539 £1847
2007/2008 £600 £700 £800 £900 £1100 £1300 £1500 £1801
2006/2007 £574 £669 £765 £861 £1052 £1243 £1434 £1721

City of London Comments

The heart of the capital and one of the biggest financial centres in the world, the City of London may not spring to mind first when in search of a London home. The city is still primarily commercial, stocked with tall glass fronted buildings from every side and shops and bars that bustle with the nine-to-five yet lie deserted at the weekend. In reality the city has undergone a renaissance in its role as a residential borough over the past decade. Office blocks and warehouses have been converted into smart new apartments as developers respond to government pressure to build on previously used inner city sites. Popular with busy city workers eager to avoid the hassle of a long commute, the city's role as a home seems assured for the future.

Property News for Borough

House prices 'drop by £30,000 in London'

House prices 'drop by £30,000 in London'

House prices across the City of London have fallen by more than £30,000 over the last month, according to new figures. Research from Rightmove has found that the average asking price in London has dropped dramatically in the last few weeks, as sellers seem unsure as to whether they can achieve the high end prices they have been asking in recent months.

Read Article ... Published on 15th December, 2014

New study unveils most affordable places to live in the UK

New study unveils most affordable places to live in the UK

The UK's most affordable cities have been unveiled, according to new research.

Read Article ... Published on 26th November, 2014

Rents drop across London

Rents drop across London

It is becoming much cheaper to rent a home in the UK, according to new findings. 

Read Article ... Published on 25th November, 2014

Research highlights lack of affordable mortgages

Research highlights lack of affordable mortgages

There is a shortage of affordable housing, according to new findings. 

Read Article ... Published on 21st November, 2014

Docklands regeneration underway

Docklands regeneration underway

A major regeneration project is taking place in the Docklands, it has been announced.

Read Article ... Published on 4th November, 2014

Affordability cited as top concern among renters

Affordability cited as top concern among renters

Affordability of rental homes is the single most important factor for tenants in London, according to new findings.

Read Article ... Published on 29th October, 2014

New campaign aims to revamp former chemical site

New campaign aims to revamp former chemical site

An eyesore located in the heart of east London could be transformed into an area of natural beauty, thanks to recent announcements.

Read Article ... Published on 23rd October, 2014

Cost of renting drops in UK regions

Cost of renting drops in UK regions

It is becoming cheaper to rent property across the UK, according to new findings.

Read Article ... Published on 21st October, 2014

High demand for rental properties in prime London

High demand for rental properties in prime London

The prime rental market is London is experiencing strong demand, new research has revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 13th October, 2014

Govt announces new measures to protect tenants

Govt announces new measures to protect tenants

Tenants who are renting privately in the UK are set to get a better and fairer deal under new announcements made by the government.

Read Article ... Published on 1st October, 2014


 

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Average Monthly Rent in London

  Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed
Area 1 £1331 £1779 £2604 £4165
Area 2 £863 £1122 £1532 £1994
Area 3 £669 £881 £1183 £1450
Area 4 £615 £780 £1028 £1185
Area 5 £574 £719 £884 £1038

This is only a guide to average relative rents across London. Expect local variations due to condition & location. Click on an area to see price and area guides for that area.

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