Calling all fellow Scots – except you reside in lovely Shetland, your council tax goes up! Let me clarify why…
Council taxes pay for all types of providers in your native space, like bin collections, highway upkeep and road lighting. Council tax was frozen throughout Scotland in 2020 however the Scottish authorities has for the primary time given native authorities leeway to cost as a lot as they like within the subsequent monetary 12 months, which begins this month.
So, councils might be rising council tax in Scotland throughout the board – the rises up to now vary between 1.9% and three%, however Shetland’s council determined to freeze its charges as an alternative. Dangerous luck should you reside in Falkirk, the place charges are going up 4%!
Nevertheless, the federal government is saying a pot of £120m might be given to native authorities to assist soften the blow and there’s additionally a £150 rebate on council tax being given to these residing in bands A – D.
Keep in mind that wherever you reside within the nation, you qualify for a 25% low cost should you reside alone and you may additionally be eligible for reductions in your council tax should you’re on a low revenue or advantages.
Take a look at your native authority’s monetary webpages for more information.