Scotland politics

Scottish council tax 2019/20 - What's happening?

All Scotland's 32 local authorities have decided their council tax for 2019/20. The Scottish government had signalled that councillors could raise bills by up to 4.79%. Find out what's happening in your area.

When is your council tax due to be set?
Local authority Rate increase (%) Band D rate increase (£) New Band D council tax bill
Aberdeen 4.5% £57.03 £1,324.33
Aberdeenshire 3% £36.14 £1,240.76
Angus 3% £34.12 £1,171.40
Argyll and Bute 4.79% £59.44 £1,308.83
Borders 4% £49 £1,196.02
Clackmannanshire 4% £48.72 £1,266.63
Dumfries and Galloway 4.79% £53.31 £1,166.19
Dundee 3% £38 £1,316
East Ayrshire 4% £50.46 £1,311.86
East Dunbartonshire 3.95% £47.85 £1,259.24
East Lothian 4.79% £56.80 £1,242.48
East Renfrewshire 3% £35.84 £1,230.41
Edinburgh 3% £37.20 £1,277.39
Falkirk 3% £34 £1,169
Fife 3% £35.58 £1,221.67
Glasgow 3% £38.59 £1,325.06
Highland 3% £37.01 £1,270.83
Inverclyde 4.79% £59.11 £1,293.05
Midlothian 4.79% £60.62 £1,344
Moray 4.79% £57.68 £1,261.80
North Ayrshire 4.79% £58.54 £1,280.70
North Lanarkshire 3% £33.92 £1,164.86
Orkney 4.79% £53 £1,153
Perth and Kinross 4% £47.57 £1,264
Renfrewshire 4.79% £58.17 £1,257.09
Shetland 3% £33.51 £1,150.64
South Ayrshire 4.79% £58.64 £1,282.87
South Lanarkshire 3% £34.02 £1,168.05
Stirling 4% £49.31 £1,282.22
West Dunbartonshire 3% £35.94 £1,233.82
Western Isles 4.79% £52.03 £1,138.40
West Lothian 4.79% £55.65 £1,217.49

What was your council tax set at?

  • Aberdeen - 4.5% increase - Band D up by £57.03 a year to £1,324.33
  • Aberdeenshire - 3% increase - Band D up by £36.14 a year to £1,240.76
  • Angus - 3% increase - Band D up by £34.12 a year to £1,171.40
  • Argyll and Bute - 4.79% increase Band D up by £59.44 to £1,308.83
  • Borders - 4% increase - Band D up by £49 a year to £1,199.02
  • Clackmannanshire - 4% increase - Band D up by £48.72 to £1,266.63
  • Dumfries and Galloway - 4.79% increase - Band D up by £53.31 to £1,166.19
  • Dundee - 3% increase - Band D up by £38 to £1,316
  • East Ayrshire - 4% increase - Band D up by £50.46 to £1,311.86
  • East Dunbartonshire - 3.95% increase - Band D up by £47.85 to £1,259.24
  • East Lothian- 4.79% increase - Band D up by £56,80 a year to £1,242.48
  • East Renfrewshire - 3% increase - Band D up by £35.84 to £1,230.41
  • Edinburgh - 3% increase - Band D up by £37.20 to £1,277.39
  • Falkirk - 3% increase - Band D up by £34 to £1,169
  • Fife - 3% increase - Band D up by £35.58 to £1,221.67
  • Glasgow - 3% increase - Band D up by £38.59 to £1,325.06
  • Highland - 3% increase - Band D up by £37.01 a year to £1,270.83
  • Inverclyde - 4.79% increase - Band D up by £59.11 to £1,293.05
  • Midlothian - 4.79% increase - Band D up by £60 to £1,344
  • Moray - 4.79% increase - Band D up by £57 a year to £1,261.80
  • North Ayrshire - 4.79% increase Band D up by £58.54 to £1,280.70
  • North Lanarkshire 3% increase - Band D up £33.92 to £1,164.86
  • Orkney - 4.79% increase - Band D up by £53 to £1,153
  • Perth and Kinross - 4% increase - Band D up by £47.57 to £1,264
  • Renfrewshire - 4.79% increase - Band D up by £58.17 to £1,257.09
  • Shetland - 3% increase - Band D up by £33.51 to £1,150.64
  • South Ayrshire - 4.79% increase Band D up by £58.64 to £1,282.87
  • South Lanarkshire - 3% increase - Band D up by £34.02 to £1,168.05
  • Stirling - 4% increase - Band D up by £49.31 to £1,282.22
  • West Dunbartonshire - 3% increase - Band D up by £35.94 to £1,233.82
  • Western Isles - 4.79% increase - Band D up £52.03 a year to £1,138.40
  • West Lothian - 4.79% increase - Band D up £55.65 a year to £1,217.49

Important points to note

  • All councils have the power to raise the basic council tax bill by up to 4.79%. This affects every band from A to H.
  • Band D is highlighted as the average council tax bill for householders in Scotland.
  • The Band D figures above do not include water and sewerage charges. Therefore, the final household bill will be bigger.
  • On Wednesday, 6 March, Clackmannanshire Council will be the last local authority to vote on its budget and announce its council tax rates.