City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Council Tax Rates


The Council Tax is the only tax set by Edinburgh City Council. It is a local tax on domestic properties, based on the "open market value" of your home, which goes towards funding local public services in the capital.

Property bands and Council Tax (Council Tax for 2012/2013 has been frozen for the fifth consecutive year, at 2007/2008 levels)

Band A Property value is below £27,000: Council Tax £779.33
Band B Property value is £27,001 to £35,000: Council Tax £909.22
Band C Property value is £35,001 to £45,000: Council Tax £1,039.00
Band D Property value is £45,001 to £58,000: Council Tax £1,169.00
Band E Property value is £58,001 - £80,000: Council Tax £1,428.78
Band F Property value is £80,001 to £106,000: Council Tax £1,688.56
Band G Property value is £106,000 - £212,000: Council Tax £1,948.33
Band H Property value is above £212,000: Council Tax £2,338.00

Edinburgh City Council Revenue 2012/2013
"The total revenue budget is £1,047 million for 2012/13. Council Tax makes up £229m of this with £819 million coming from Government grants. The total capital budget (excluding trams and the housing revenue account) is £214.268 million."

Edinburgh City Council Revenue 2011/2012
"The total revenue budget is £1,018.3 million for 2011/12. Council Tax makes up £226.1 million of this with £792.2 million coming from Government grants. The total capital budget (excluding trams and the housing revenue account) is £173.921 million."

Edinburgh City Council Revenue 2010/2011
"The total revenue budget is £1038.2million. Council Tax makes up £226.9million of this with £811.3million coming from Government grants. The total capital budget is £235.205million.

Scottish Water charges for water and sewerage, which increased by 3.7% in 2009/2010, were frozen for Edinburgh in 2010/2011.

Cost of providing Edinburgh services in 2009/2010
In 2009/2010, Edinburgh City Council estimated that it needed to spend £4,866 per dwelling to provide quality services. The Scottish Government, on the other hand, calculated that the Council needed to spend £4,740, or £126 less per dwelling.

In 2008/2009 the Council estimated it needed £4,780 per dwelling to provide requisite public services. However, the Government calculates that the figure was £4,517 per dwelling, or £263 less per dwelling.

Total Revenue 2009/2010

The total revenue budget is £1042million. Council Tax makes up £225million of this with £816million coming from Government grants. The total capital budget is £294million.