Council tax: Check to Save

Did you know that Citizens Advice Scotland has a useful online tool which can enable you to check if you are entitled to Council tax exemptions, reductions and discounts?

This useful tool also can show you the advisory support that Citizens Advice can offer to people who are having problems with council tax payments or who are in council tax debt.

Citizens Advice say “We know that over 80,000 fewer people in Scotland are claiming Council Tax Reduction than when the system was introduced seven years ago, and we fear that lots of families are missing out on savings they are entitled to. Those eligible for exemptions, reductions or discounts include people on low incomes, students and people with disabilities.”

It’s worth noting that the money for these changes comes from central government, so saving on your Council Tax doesn’t take away from local services. Five minutes of your time online could save you hundreds.