Council Tax Reduction Review


If you disagree with the Council Tax Reduction decision made by Inverclyde Council you can write to us to request a review. You must do this within two months of the decision.

Your request for review must state the reasons why you think your Council Tax Reduction decision is incorrect.  The local authority must consider your request and reply with a decision in writing within two months.

A request for a review of Council Tax Reduction should be made in writing and sent to:

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Executive Services 

Regeneration & Resources

Municipal Buildings

Clyde Square


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Local Taxation Chamber

If you remain dissatisfied after receiving a review decision from us then you can seek an independent ruling from the Local Taxation Chamber who will conduct a further review.

The Local Taxation Chamber is an independent body which is in addition to the Scottish Tribunals Service, providing an additional review service to safeguard individual's rights to administrative justice when assessing individual's eligibility for Council Tax Reduction. They will consider the facts presented to them and give an independent ruling as to whether the decision made by us is correct or not.

A further review by the Local Taxation Chamber can only be requested after we have carried out an internal review.  The only exception to this is if you do not receive a written response from us within two months of requesting a review.  If this occurs, you or your representative can request in writing for an independent ruling from the Local Taxation Chamber.

An application for further review should be made using the specific application form provided by The Local Taxation Chamber.

You can obtain an application form and further information via the The Local Taxation Chamber website (see “Related Links” section on this page).

An application for further review can also be made directly by:

  • telephone: 01698 390012
  • email address:
  • writing to the following address:

Local Taxation Chamber

First Floor, Bothwell House

Hamilton Business Park

Caird Park 



When notified by the Local Taxation Chamber of a further review we will forward our decision regarding the review and the supporting documentation to the Local Taxation Chamber.  We will also forward a copy of the documentation we are submitting to the Local Taxation Chamber to you prior to the hearing.


If you require advice regarding a reconsideration, appeal or review you can contact us using the details on the “Contacts” section of this page.

Further information regarding Council Tax Reduction, how it works and FAQs can be found via the Scottish Government Website (see link in the “External Links” section of this page.)

For independent advice please contact Inverclyde Advice First using the details on the “Contacts” section of this page.