Calling all fellow Scots – except you reside in stunning Shetland, your council tax goes up! Let me clarify why…
Council taxes pay for all types of companies in your native space, like bin collections, highway upkeep and avenue 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 will probably be growing council tax in Scotland throughout the board – the rises to this point vary between 1.9% and three%, however Shetland’s council determined to freeze its charges as a substitute. Dangerous luck in case you dwell in Falkirk, the place charges are going up 4%!
Nevertheless, the federal government is asserting a pot of £120m will probably 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 in case you dwell alone and you might also be eligible for reductions in your council tax in case you’re on a low revenue or advantages.
Take a look at your native authority’s monetary webpages for more information.