Renfrewshire Council

Council Tax changes in 2017/18

Council Tax changes in 2017/2018

From 1 April 2017 the Scottish Government is changing the basis on which properties are assessed for Council Tax and this will increase the charge for Council Tax properties that are banded E to H. Renfrewshire Council has no discretion in this matter and must apply these increases to the Council Tax charges from 1 April 2017.  Households living in properties in bands A to D are not affected by these increases.

Further information on the Council Tax increases by the Scottish Government can be found on their website.

If you would like to check what band your property falls under you can check on the Assessor's website.

Queries relating to Council Tax bands must be made to the Assessor by emailing assessor@renfrewshire-vjb.gov.uk or by phoning 0300 300 0150.

If households would like support with their personal budgeting they should contact the Council's Advice Works service at adviceworks@renfrewshire.gov.uk or by phoning 0300 300 1238. This support includes checking and claiming your entitlement to all benefits. Alternatively households may wish to contact their local Citizens Advice Bureau.

Financial assistance is available for those on low incomes to reduce their Council Tax bills. This is called Council Tax Reduction. Households with income that does not exceed £321 per week for single households, or £479 per week for couples, lone parents and families, are eligible to apply for a full exemption from the increased charge through the Council Tax Reduction scheme.

If you meet the weekly income limit, but have capital over £16,000 you will not be entitled to Council Tax Reduction.

To apply for Council Tax Reduction please complete the 'Benefits - Apply for Council Tax Reduction only' form in MyAccount. You can access this by clicking on the 'Apply for Council Tax reduction only' button above. 

Households already in receipt of Council Tax Reduction will have their entitlement automatically recalculated. The 49,000 households who are currently paying their Council Tax by Direct Debit do not need to cancel or change their existing payment amount as this will be updated automatically from 1 April 2017. Households who wish to set up a Direct Debit for payment of their Council Tax can do so using the 'Pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit' link at the top of this page.

The table below shows the current and revised multipliers for bands E to H and the percentage increase of the charge. It does not take account of any discounts or exemptions, nor empty property charges that may apply. 

Renfrewshire Council has not raised Council Tax for 2017/18.

Separately, Scottish Water is increasing their charges for water and waste water by 1.6%.

Band*Current multiplier*Revised multiplier2016/17 Council Tax2017/18 Council Tax% increase
E1.221.31£1423.51£1530.277.5%
F1.441.63£1682.33£1892.6212.5%
G1.671.96£1941.15£2280.8517.5%
H22.45£2329.38£2853.4922.5%

*rounded to two decimal places

 

 

 

 

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