The companies paying the largest amount of business rates in York have been revealed – with the bill for Tesco topping £3m.

A council report reveals that supermarkets and large stores, including several at Vangarde, are the biggest contributors to rates in the city.


Tesco at Clifton Moor has the highest charge – £1.55m.

And the non-retail companies that pay the most are Nestle at £1.4m, Defra at £930,000 and City of York Council’s West Offices at £730,000.

In the city centre, the stores with the biggest rates bills are Marks and Spencer, Primark and Boots.

The report adds that hotels including The Grand and The Principal are also “significant rates payers”.