Help with your Council Tax

Council Tax funds around a quarter of essential local services including education, housing, roads and transportation, waste and recycling, recreation, health and wellbeing, libraries, museums, parks and countryside,registration of births, deaths and marriages and burial grounds.

If you’ve fallen behind with Council Tax payments or are struggling to manage your bills in general, please don’t ignore the problem - get in touch as soon as possible and we’ll do everything we can to help you. 

Our Council Tax and Debt Management team can check you are receiving any discount or exemption you may be entitled to, or even discuss arrangements to spread repayments over a longer period of time.

Find out more about Council Tax help available.

Council Tax arrears

If you have built up Council Tax arrears, along with other debts, we can provide information about the Scottish Government’s Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS).

A DAS can provide much-needed breathing space, enabling you to repay your debt in full over an extended period of time through their debt payment programme.

Find out more about the Debt Arrangement Scheme and apply. 

Help with your Council Tax payments

You may be eligible for help with your Council Tax payments via the Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

Eligibility depends on your income, including income from people who live with you so you may qualify whether you own your home, you’re working, out-of-work, are retired or a carer. 

If you have more than £16,000 in savings you will not qualify, although the savings rule does not apply if you receive the guarantee element of Pension Credit. You may also qualify if you receive Adult Disability Payment, Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment or Carer’s Allowance.

Find out more about the Council Tax Reduction Scheme and apply.