Scottish council tax 2017/18 - When and what's happening?

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Scotland's 32 local authorities have decided their council tax rates. The nine year long national council tax freeze ended this year, and councillors were given the power to raise the basic bill by up to 3%. Find out what's happening in your area.

When is your council tax due to be set?

7 February - Western Isles (3% increase; Band D bill £1,055) Midlothian (3% increase; Band D bill £1,246)

9 February - Edinburgh (3% increase; Band D bill £1,204), Borders (3% increase; Band D bill £1,116) East Renfrewshire (3% increase, Band D bill £1,160), Aberdeenshire (2.5% increase; Band D £1,169)

15 February - Moray (3% increase; Band D bill £1,169), Shetland (3% increase; Band D bill £1,084)

16 February - Glasgow (3% increase; Band D bill £1,249); Highland (3% increase; Band D bill £1,198) Renfrewshire (No increase, Band D bills remain at £1,164); Inverclyde (No increase, Band D bills remain at £1,198); Angus (3% increase; Band D bill £1,104); Fife (3% increase, Band D bill £1,151); South Lanarkshire (No increase; Band D bills remain at £1,101)

20 February - West Lothian (No increase, Band D bills remain at £1,128)

21 February - East Lothian (3% increase, Band D bill £1,151)

22 February - West Dunbartonshire (No increase, Band D bills remain at £1,163); Aberdeen (No increase, Band D bills remain at £1,230); Falkirk (3% increase, Band D bill £1,102); Perth and Kinross (2% increase, Band D bill £1,181); Orkney (3% increase, Band D bill £1,068)

23 February - East Dunbartonshire (3% increase, Band D bills at £1,176) ; East Ayrshire (3% increase, Band D bill £1,224); Stirling (No increase, Band D bills remain at £1,197); Argyll and Bute (3% increase, Band D bills £1,213); Dundee (2.5% increase, Band D bills at £1, 241); Clackmannanshire (3% increase, Band D bill ££1,182) and North Lanarkshire (No increase, Band D bills remain at £1,098).

28 February - Dumfries and Galloway (3% increase, Band D bill £1,080)

1 March - North Ayrshire (3% increase, Band D bill £1,186)

2 March - South Ayrshire (3% increase, Band D bill £1,188)

  • All councils have the power to raise the basic council tax bill by up to 3%. This affects every band from A to H. But in all areas, bills in Bands E to H will rise by at least £2 to £10 a week because of national changes to the system. That rise will be on top of any 3% local rises.
  • Band D is highlighted as the average council tax bill for householders in Scotland.
  • The above Band D figures do not include water and sewerage charges.
  • Why are some areas keeping the council tax freeze? By the BBC's Jamie McIvor

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