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Council Tax changes in 2017/18

 

Scottish Parliament has introduced legislation to change Council Tax and this will come into force from April 2017.

The Council therefore wishes to give early notice of the national changes to Council Tax to help you prepare for paying your Council Tax from April 2017.

Council Tax is applied across a range of bands from A to H, with all bands having a relationship with band D, known as the multiplier. The national legislation is to change the council tax multipliers for properties in Bands E to H from 1 April 2017. There is no local discretion to change these multipliers.

The table below shows the current and revised multipliers for Band E to H and the percentage increase in charge. The table also shows what your current council tax would be with the new multipliers applied. This is to give you an indication of the potential change, and should not be relied on as the Council Tax charges may be subject to change when the Council sets its budget for 2017/18. The Council Tax from 1 April 2017 will be set when the Council approves the 2017/18 Budget. Scottish Water charges for water and wastewater will continue to be charged using the current multiplier and are excluded from this increase.

 Band  Current
 Multiplier
 Revised Multiplier
         from
    1 April 2017
 2016/17 Council Tax
       (current)
  2016/17 Council Tax 
 (with new multipliers
        applied)
Percentage
   Change
 

 E

 1.22

 1.31

 1503.81

 1616.60

 7.5%

 F

 1.44

 1.63

 1777.23

 1999.38

 12.5%

 G

 1.67

 1.96

 2050.65

 2409.51

 17.5%

 H

 2

 2.45

 2460.78

 3014.46

 22.5%

Low income household relief

Single person households with 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 relief from the increased charge through the council tax reduction scheme.

To request an application form you can:

  • Download the Application form for Council Tax Reduction
  • E-mail: benefits@aberdeencity.gov.uk   Please remember to provide your address and full name.
  • Telephone our Customer Service Section on 03000 200 292 (lines are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm);
  • Visit one of our council offices below and speak to a member of staff who deals with Council Tax Reduction.

 

Council Offices:
Marischal College Broad Street Aberdeen AB10 1AB
Housing Office, Formartine Road Tillydrone Aberdeen AB24 2RW
Mastrick Customer Access Point Spey Road Mastrick Aberdeen AB16 6SH

The above offices are open 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

DO NOT delay sending the application form in. Any delay may result in less relief being awarded to you.

If you are a low income household and already in receipt of Council Tax Reduction then you do not need to re-apply; the 2017/18 Council Tax annual demand notice will include any reduction you are entitled to.

 

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