Council Tax bands
The level of Council Tax payable depends on the valuation band of your home. An independent Assessor determines which of eight valuation bands applies to each home in East Ayrshire. Council Tax is then charged based on which band your property falls into.
Changes to Council Tax charges 2017/18
The Scottish Government have introduced legislation to change Council Tax charges from 1 April 2017 for properties banded from E to H. The changes will mean that those in bands E to H will be charged more from 1 April 2017. East Ayrshire Council has no discretion over these changes and must apply them.
Properties in Bands A-D are not affected by these increases.
To show what these changes might mean we have shown the current 2016/17 figures below with the rate it would be with the new increase.
|Band||Current Council Tax charge||New Council Tax charge||Percentage change|
Please note that these are indicative figures only and do not include the water and wastewater charges you also need to pay. They also do not include any increase to the water and wastewater charges as set by Scottish Water or any change to the Council Tax charge that may be agreed by East Ayrshire Council when it sets its budget for 2017/18 on 23 February 2017.
Further information on the Council Tax increases by the Scottish Government can be found on their webiste.
Low income household exemption in Band E to H properties
Single person households with net income of up to £16,750 and all other households with net income of up to £25,000 and less than £16,000 in savings are eligible to apply for a full exemption from the increased charge through the Council Tax Reduction scheme.
If you are a low income household and already in receipt of Council Tax Reduction then you do not need to re-apply; the 2017/18 Council Tax annual demand notice will include any reduction you are entitled to.
Council Tax Demand Notices
2017/18 Council Tax Demand notices will be issued around mid-March 2017.
Council Tax charges - previous years
View charges for previous years online
Water and sewerage charges
Separate water and sewerage charges are set by Scottish Water. We are legally required to include them on the Council Tax bill. The level of charges is subject to scrutiny by the Water Industry Commissioner for Scotland and the Scottish Government.
If you have a septic tank or a private water supply, you may not be liable to pay water and sewerage charges. If you think this is the case please contact us on the telephone number or email address below.