Council tax charges 2017/18

Council Tax changes in 2017/18

The table below shows the Council Tax, Water and Sewerage charges for the financial year 2017/2018.

Valuation Band
(based on market
value at 01/04/91)

Proportion
of Council Tax

 

Council
Tax

£

 

Proportion of Water & Sewerage

 

Water

 

£

 

Sewerage

 

£

Total Payable 2017/18

£

A

up to £27,000

240/360

808.89

6/9

132.84

154.20

1,095.93

B

£27,001 – 35,000

280/360

943.71

7/9

154.98

179.90

1,278.59

C

£35,001 – 45,000

320/360

1,078.52

8/9

177.12

205.60

1,461.24

D

£45,001 – 58,000

360/360

1,213.34

9/9

199.26

231.30

1,643.90

E

£58,001 – 80,000

473/360

1,594.19

11/9

243.54

282.70

2,120.43

F

£80,001 – 106,000

585/360

1,971.68

13/9

287.82

334.10

2,593.60

G

£106,001 – 212,000

705/360

2,376.12

15/9

332.10

385.50

3,093.72

H

over  £212,000

882/360

2,972.68

18/9

398.52

462.60

3,833.80

Band adjustments

The Scottish Government has introduced increases to council tax for houses in the highest bands, E to H.

Every household in Scotland has a council tax band ranging from A to H. For 2017/18 the Scottish Government has made changes and the council tax payable will rise by 7.5% for band E, 12.5% for band F, 17.5% for band G and 22.5% for band H households.

Low income household exemption

Single person households with a net income of up to £16,750, and all other households with net income of up to £25,000 and less than £16,000 in savings, are eligible to apply for a full exemption from the increase in these charges through the council tax reduction scheme.

To find out more and download an application form visit: https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/council-tax-reduction-scheme  Alternatively you can call 01546 605512 for an application form. 

If you already receive a council tax reduction then you do not need to re-apply. The 2017/18 council tax annual billing notice will include any reduction you are entitled to.

Ending of Council Tax freeze

Following a council tax freeze for the last nine years, the Scottish Government has also allowed local authorities to increase its council tax by up to 3% for 2017/18.

At its budget meeting the council decided to increase council tax by 3% in order to protect essential services. A reduction in council funding from the Scottish Government means that the council has had to make a number of very difficult decisions and increasing council tax was one of these. Our priority is to do all we can to protect the services our communities depend on every day.

Support available

If you are having difficulty paying your council tax in the normal 10 instalments, we can offer the following support:

  • Payment over 12 monthly instalments by direct debit
  • A tailored payment arrangement to prevent the build-up of debt
  • Assistance to see if you are eligible for any discounts or exemption

If you wish any assistance with your council tax please call 01546 605 511 during normal office hours once you receive your billing notice.