Council Tax

Council Tax Reduction

You may be entitled to a reduction in some or all of your Council Tax if you are on a low income, even if you own your own home.  Council Tax Reduction does not reduce Scottish Water charges.  Households already in receipt of Council Tax Reduction will have their entitlement automatically recalculated.

You must be:

  • Liable to pay Council Tax
  • On a low income
  • Have less than £16,000 capital

Read our basic guide for all Council Tax Bands and to help you decide whether to apply.  If your net earnings are less than detailed in the table, you may qualify for assistance. Those with net earnings that are significantly less than the amounts set out in the table will qualify for the most amount of assistance because this reduction is worked out on a sliding scale according to your individual circumstances.

You can quickly check whether you are eligible for help by completing our Apply Once form.

Apply once

Read about Council Tax increases from 1 April in our Council Tax Reduction guidance leaflet.


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