Scotland politics

Scottish council tax 2017/18 - When and what's happening?

Scotland's 32 local authorities have decided their council tax rates. The nine year long national council tax freeze ended this year, and councillors were given the power to raise the basic bill by up to 3%. Find out what's happening in your area.

When is your council tax due to be set?
Local authority Decision day Rate increase (%) Band D rate increase (£) New Band D council tax bill
Western Isles 7 February 3% £30.72 £1,055
Midlothian 7 February 3% £36.30 £1,246
Edinburgh 9 February 3% £35.07 £1,204
Borders 9 February 3% £32.52 £1,116
East Renfrewshire 9 February 3% £33.78 £1,160
Aberdeenshire 9 February 2.5% £28.50 £1,169
Moray 15 February 3% £34.05 £1,169
Shetland 15 February 3% £31 £1,084
Glasgow 16 February 3% £36.39 £1,249
South Lanarkshire 16 February 0% 0 £1,101
Highland 16 February 3% £34.89 £1,198
Renfrewshire 16 February 0% 0 £1,164
Inverclyde 16 February 0% 0 £1,198
Angus 16 February 3% £32.16 £1,104
Fife 16 February 3% £33 £1,151
West Lothian 20 February 0% 0 £1,128
East Lothian 21 February 3% £33.53 £1,151
West Dunbartonshire 22 February 0% 0 £1,163
Aberdeen 22 February 0% 0 £1,230
Falkirk 22 February 3% £32.10 £1,102
Perth and Kinross 22 February 2% £23.16 £1181
Orkney 22 February 3% £31 £1,068
East Dunbartonshire 23 February 3% £34.26 £1,176
East Ayrshire 23 February 3% £35.67 £1,224
Stirling 23 February 0% 0 £1,197
Argyll and Bute 23 February 3% £35.34 £1,213
Dundee 23 February 2.5% £31 £1,241
Clackmannanshire 23 February 3% £34.44 £1,182
North Lanarkshire 23 February 0% 0 £1,098
Dumfries and Galloway 28 February 3% £31.47 £1,080
North Ayrshire 1 March 3% £34.56 £1,186
South Ayrshire 2 March 3% £34.62 £1,188

When is your council tax due to be set?

7 February - Western Isles (3% increase; Band D bill £1,055) Midlothian (3% increase; Band D bill £1,246)

9 February - Edinburgh (3% increase; Band D bill £1,204), Borders (3% increase; Band D bill £1,116) East Renfrewshire (3% increase, Band D bill £1,160), Aberdeenshire (2.5% increase; Band D £1,169)

15 February - Moray (3% increase; Band D bill £1,169), Shetland (3% increase; Band D bill £1,084)

16 February - Glasgow (3% increase; Band D bill £1,249); Highland (3% increase; Band D bill £1,198) Renfrewshire (No increase, Band D bills remain at £1,164); Inverclyde (No increase, Band D bills remain at £1,198); Angus (3% increase; Band D bill £1,104); Fife (3% increase, Band D bill £1,151); South Lanarkshire (No increase; Band D bills remain at £1,101)

20 February - West Lothian (No increase, Band D bills remain at £1,128)

21 February - East Lothian (3% increase, Band D bill £1,151)

22 February - West Dunbartonshire (No increase, Band D bills remain at £1,163); Aberdeen (No increase, Band D bills remain at £1,230); Falkirk (3% increase, Band D bill £1,102); Perth and Kinross (2% increase, Band D bill £1,181); Orkney (3% increase, Band D bill £1,068)

23 February - East Dunbartonshire (3% increase, Band D bills at £1,176) ; East Ayrshire (3% increase, Band D bill £1,224); Stirling (No increase, Band D bills remain at £1,197); Argyll and Bute (3% increase, Band D bills £1,213); Dundee (2.5% increase, Band D bills at £1, 241); Clackmannanshire (3% increase, Band D bill ££1,182) and North Lanarkshire (No increase, Band D bills remain at £1,098).

28 February - Dumfries and Galloway (3% increase, Band D bill £1,080)

1 March - North Ayrshire (3% increase, Band D bill £1,186)

2 March - South Ayrshire (3% increase, Band D bill £1,188)

  • All councils have the power to raise the basic council tax bill by up to 3%. This affects every band from A to H. But in all areas, bills in Bands E to H will rise by at least £2 to £10 a week because of national changes to the system. That rise will be on top of any 3% local rises.
  • Band D is highlighted as the average council tax bill for householders in Scotland.
  • The above Band D figures do not include water and sewerage charges.
  • Why are some areas keeping the council tax freeze? By the BBC's Jamie McIvor

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