Updates to Council Tax
Updated Wednesday 25 March 2020
Your Council Tax remains an important source of funding to the council, helping us to provide essential services in this very challenging time for us all.
Council Tax payments for 2020/21 will become due from 1 April as detailed in your Council Tax bill and West Lothian Council will continue to collect direct debit payments as normal.
If you usually make your payment in person there are a number of other ways you can pay. You can pay:
- Through setting up a direct debit online at Setting up or Changing a Council Tax Direct Debit
- by card at pay for council tax
- through our automated telephone payment line on 01506 282407
- or pay through your online banking, quoting our account number 800880/00918781.
Help available to pay your Council Tax
If you need help to pay your Council Tax, you may be able to claim Council Tax Reduction. The quickest and easiest way to apply is by using our online application form.
Alternatively, if you are also claiming Universal Credit please inform the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that you wish to claim Council Tax Reduction and are happy for your information to be shared with us. An application will then be made on your behalf by the DWP.
Further Financial Advice and Support
Many people are worried about the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on their finances. If you are concerned about work, benefits, managing your rent or mortgage, keeping on top of debt or simply making ends meet, a simple guide to help you access the support available can be found on Coronavirus - Financial Advice and Support.
For further advice and support, contact the Advice Shop on 01506 283000 or fill in an online referral form