The Scottish Government has insisted it has no plans to scrap the discount single people receive on council tax – but it refused to rule out changes to a similar discount scheme for water charges.
Scotland's Public Finance Minister today denied the north-east has been short-changed in a budget described as “disastrous” for residents.
North-east residents were today facing a 3% rise in their council tax bills as it emerged cuts could be made to frontline services.
North-east residents were today facing a 3% rise in their council tax bill.
Scottish council taxpayers were charged an additional £189 million last year to reduce the impact of cuts to local government, the latest figures show.
The amount, which includes outstanding council tax, business rates and housing benefit overpayments, has been revealed in a new report.
Fewer than 40 young people in Aberdeen have taken advantage of a benefit that could see them avoid having to pay council tax.
People are being warned to be beware of scammers posing as council officials.
A call for further efforts to support those struggling to pay bills has been made to two North-east councils after they sent out letters to thousands of residents.
Council tax bills across Aberdeen could rise by 3% in a move described as a “hard choice” by the ruling administration.
Bin collections will now be every three weeks and there will be a £740,000 reduction in education budgets affecting librarians, technicians and specialist teachers
An Aberdeen pensioner who believes councils have not done enough to make icy roads and pavements safe is calling on people to boycott paying their council tax.
Aberdeen residents are being faced with problems balancing the books because council officials are taking months to process paperwork.
A local authority is owed more than £12 million in unpaid council tax for the last four financial years.
Less than half of council tax outstanding at the end of the 2012/13 financial year has been collected.
Aberdeen residents are being urged to check whether they are eligible for a reduction in their council tax rates.
Aberdeen City Council could take inspiration from England in a bid to tackle dog fouling.
A council tax increase of 3% will not be put forward by any party at Aberdeen City Council's budget tomorrow.
Council tax will rise 2.5% across Aberdeenshire after the administration's today budget passed 33 to 32.
A council tax increase is needed to avoid "very serious cuts to the budget", according to the co-leader of Aberdeenshire Council.
More than £22 million in council tax is owed to Aberdeen City Council over the last five years, the Evening Express can reveal today.
Nearly 80,000 households in the North-east could be hit by a hike in council tax under new Scottish Government proposals.
Residents in the North-east's highest council tax bands could pay more under Scottish Government proposals revealed today.
The council tax freeze will stay in place for the next year, as all North-east councils have agreed to sign up to the Scottish Government's settlement.
A revolt is brewing as councils across Scotland follow Aberdeen and Moray's lead in announcing they could reject the Scottish Government's funding package.
Aberdeen City Council is considering whether to break the SNP's council tax freeze, the city's finance chief has revealed.
COUNCIL tax will be frozen for the ninth consecutive year, Finance Minister John Swinney has announced.
CHANGES to council tax could see one in three Aberdeenshire homes go up a band - according to a new report.