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Council Tax, water and waste water charges

Information on how we work out the Council Tax charge and your Council Tax, water and waste water charges.

How we work out Council Tax

Once we know how much money we need to raise from Council Tax, we work out what someone living in a home in band D would have to pay. We then work out the Council Tax for the other bands by using the 'multiplier' set by the Scottish Government.

Water and waste water charges

Your Council Tax bill includes charges for water and waste-water services. By law we must bill and collect these charges on behalf of Scottish Water.

Scottish Water is responsible for setting the charges for water and waste water. Scottish Water has increased their charges for combined water and waste water by 1.6% in 2019/20. If you have any questions about the level of these charges, you can visit the Scottish Water website or phone on 0800 0778 778.

There is a reduction scheme to help some people on low incomes pay their water and waste-water charges. The reduction (up to 25%) helps households with two or more adults, who receive Council Tax Reduction and do not receive a Council Tax discount. The reduction will apply automatically and will be shown in your bill. You do not need to apply for the reduction.

If you believe you may be entitled to a reduction in your Council Tax and water charges due to your income but do not receive this you should apply for Council Tax Reduction.

If you fall behind with your water and waste water payments and receive Income Support, Jobseeker Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Pension Credit or Universal Credit we will ask the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to pay some of your benefit directly to us. This payment from your benefit could be for your current year water and waste water charge and for unpaid charges for a previous year.

Council Tax, water and waste water charges

2019-2020

BandCouncil Tax (£)Water (£)Waste Water (£)Total (£)
A811.66137.04159.121107.82
B946.94159.88185.641292.46
C1082.21182.72212.161477.09
D1217.49205.56238.681661.73
E1599.65251.24291.722142.61
F1978.42296.92344.762620.10
G2384.25342.60397.803124.65
H2982.85411.12477.363871.33

2018-2019

BandCouncil Tax (£)Water (£)Waste Water (£)Total (£)
A774.56134.94156.661066.16
B903.65157.43182.771243.85
C1032.75179.92208.881421.55
D1161.84202.41234.991599.24
E1526.53247.39287.212061.13
F1887.99292.37339.432519.79
G2275.27337.35391.653004.27
H2846.51404.82469.983721.31