Council tax to increase by 5%

Moray councillors have today (Wednesday 1 March) agreed to a 5% increase in council tax for 2023/24.

This means a Band D property will cost residents £1,430 per year.

Scottish Government funding of around £190 million accounts for 80% of the council’s revenue funding. Council Tax makes up a significant portion of the remaining income, which is expected to be around £49.6 million in the coming year.

Under Section 93 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, Moray Council has set the 2023/24 Council Tax for each chargeable dwelling as follows:

Council Tax 2023/24

  • Band A – £953.79
  • Band B – £1112.76
  • Band C – £1,271.72
  • Band D– £1,430.69
  • Band E – £1,879.77
  • Band F – £2,324.87
  • Band G– £2,801.76
  • Band H – £3,505.19

These amounts do not include charges for water or waste water, which are collected alongside Council Tax on behalf of Scottish Water, nor do they take into account any Council Tax Reduction, discount or exemption to which individual Council Tax payers may be entitled. .

Information can be found on Moray Council’s website on eligibility and how to apply for Council Tax Reduction, discount or exemption.