Fairer Council Tax: consultation

The Scottish Government and COSLA (on behalf of local government) are inviting responses to this consultation on a fairer council tax system, which concerns the Council Tax charges (also referred to as multipliers) for properties in valuation Bands E to H.

The 2017 Changes to Council Tax

Council Tax band multipliers can be amended by regulations. This was done from the start of the 2017 Council Tax year, resulting in the tax for properties in Bands E, F, G and H being increased by 7.5%, 12.5%, 17.5% and 22.5% respectively. These higher charges continue, but as most homes in Scotland are in Bands A to D, the increases only affected around 25% of all properties.

Table 2: Council Tax band multipliers pre-2017 and post-2017 with % increases
  Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F Band G Band H
Council Tax band multiplier (Pre 2017) 0.67 0.78 0.89 1.00 1.22 1.44 1.67 2.00
Council Tax band multiplier (2017 onwards) 0.67 0.78 0.89 1.00 1.31 1.63 1.96 2.45
% change in average bill 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.5% 12.5% 17.5% 22.5%


Email: ctconsultation@gov.scot

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