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Council Tax information relating to changes from 1 April 2017

Information about changes to Council Tax bands E, F, G and H.

Please note that West Lothian Council chose to freeze Council Tax for all households on Monday 20 February 2017.

However, the Scottish Parliament has agreed proposals which change the way your Council Tax charges are calculated from 1 April 2017.

Which bands have changed?

These increases apply ONLY to properties in Bands E to H.

Bands A, B, C and D are not affected.

What are the changes?

Here's how the changes impact upon your Council Tax band:

  • Band E increase is: £103.40 per year
  • Band F increase is £203.67 per year
  • Band G increase is £329.00 per year
  • Band H increase is £507.60 per year

Scottish Water charges for water and wastewater are excluded from the increase.

Am I entitled to any reduction?

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

Single person households with net income of up to £16,750 (£321 per week) and all other households with net income of up to £25,000 (£479 per week) with less than £16,000 in savings are eligible to apply for exemption from the increased charge through the council tax reduction scheme. 

You can apply for a Council Tax Reduction using our online form, call in to your local Customer Information Service centre or telephone 01506 280000 for an application form.

For further information visit Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

Trouble paying your Council Tax?

Call us on 01506 282020 for further assistance and advice.