Council Tax Reduction Scheme

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You may be able to get help with paying your Council Tax. Council Tax Reduction (CTR) is a Government scheme to help those on low incomes.

For guidance visit The Scottish Government website.

Second Adult Rebate is an award which is made to those who are liable for Council Tax for the property they live in who also have a second adult in the property who is on a low income.

Only one format can be awarded and this can only provide assistance with the payment of Council Tax and so does not cover other charges such as Water and Sewerage.

If we've asked you to provide documents and/or information to support a claim, you don’t need to visit our offices or send documents through the post. You can supply this information using our online evidence upload form.


If you think you may be entitled to Council Tax reduction, you should claim as soon as possible. You can apply for Council Tax Reduction or report a change of circumstances on our online forms page.  You can also apply by calling our Customer Services team on 01382 431205 or by visiting any of our enquiry offices.

Reviewing a decision

You can ask us to review our decision about your claim for a Council Tax reduction if you disagree with our decision.

How it is paid

We will apply any Council Tax Reduction directly to your Council Tax account and you will receive a bill showing any amount you have to pay after any reduction has been awarded.