Council tax debt collection methods need urgent reform before bailiffs start knocking on doors once more, according to charities.
More than two million people are estimated to be behind on their council tax bills due to the impact of coronavirus, according to major charities which fear local authorities’ debt collection methods could push households into a spiral of hardship.
All debt recovery by the local authority is to be suspended in Aberdeen until the start of May.
A new commitment has been made to one of Aberdeen's most vulnerable groups.
Council tax across Aberdeen is set to rise by 4% – after the budget outlining savings to plug a £37.9 million funding gap was approved.
Aberdeen council officers have prepared a raft of possible savings as part of the budget proposals for 2020/21.
A council leader says his authority has “little choice” but to opt for a 4.84% tax increase for the coming year.
Council leaders have warned the city faces another round of savage cuts as they try to find £80 million of savings over the next two years.
Politicians from across the north-east have welcomed progress on the Scottish budget date being set.
Local authorities will be forced to “set council tax rates blind” due to the delay with the UK Budget, a city councillor claimed today.
Three quarters of north-east residents taking part in consultation favour ‘modest increase’ in council tax
Members of the public were urged to have their say over the local authority’s spending plans for the next financial year.
Aberdeen council chiefs are adamant help is available for individuals and businesses struggling to pay their way after it emerged nearly £2 million went unpaid last year.
Trading Standards has issued a warning after a fake e-mail offering a reduction in council tax was sent to a resident in Aberdeen.
Residents across the city will see their council tax increase by 4.5% in a budget described as the “worst this city has ever seen”.
Aberdeen residents are facing a 4.5% council tax rise.
The savings presented, which total £44.741 million, could see council tax rise by up to 4.79%, crossing patrollers axed and the closure of all Aberdeen's libraries with the exception of Central Library.
Council tax for people living in Moray could rise by 4.79% in April.
Council tax will rise by 3% in Aberdeenshire, posts will go and services cut in a budget dubbed a “catalogue of horrors”.
Aberdeenshire Council will have to cut posts to claw back a £27 million budget shortfall - and will do "everything in their power" to avoid compulsory redundancies.
Council tax in Aberdeenshire will rise by 3% in April, it has been decided today.
Aberdeen council leaders want powers to be devolved to local government in a bid to tackle budget cuts.
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.
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