Council tax


If your income or earnings are impacted by the current COVID 19 pandemic and you expect to struggle to meet your next council tax payment, check to see if you qualify for help by using the online benefits calculator:

If you pay council tax over 10 months you may be able to spread the cost over 12 months if you move to direct debit.  You can arrange this at or by calling 01475 712961

Inverclyde HSCP Advice Service is ready to provide advice and assistance in relation to welfare benefits including Council Tax Reduction.  The service can be contacted using an online chat service: by email: or you can leave a message on their telephone answer service by calling 01475 715299 and an advisor will call you back.

You can find out about council tax reduction at the link on this page.


£100 Inverclyde Council Covid 19 Council Tax payment


Inverclyde Council agreed to credit the 2021/22 Council Tax accounts of approximately 4000 Council Tax Reduction recipients with £100.   The payment will be made automatically for those who meet the agreed criteria, it is not an application process.


Qualifying Criteria

The qualifying criteria for the payment is:

The Council Tax payer must be in receipt of Council Tax Reduction at 13th April 2021 PLUS one of the following:

  • Families with school age children who do not qualify for FSM/SCG
  • Families with pre-school children only
  • Single and do not qualify for the Winter Fuel Payment
  • Couples who do not qualify for the Winter Fuel Payment

Council Tax notices will be issued during week beginning 19th April 2021 showing the £100 payment and the revised monthly instalments due for the remainder of 2021/22.