Views sought on increasing higher band Council Tax rates

VIEWS are being sought on increasing the Council Tax on higher-valued homes in Scotland.

A consultation has been launched by the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (CoSLA) “to address criticism that, at present, those in the lower bands pay a higher proportion of the value of their property than those in the higher bands”.

Says the Scottish Government, here: “Around 75 per cent of properties would be unaffected if the proposals, which could be phased in over a period of three years, were implemented. The Council Tax Reduction scheme would continue to offer lower bills for those unable to afford their council tax, regardless of what band they are in.”

The consultation ends September 20, here.

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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