Cost of living award

As part of the Scottish Government budget for 2022/23 the Finance Secretary announced a one-off Cost of Living Award of £150.00


To be eligible, households must be either

  1. Living in a dwelling in any Council Tax valuation band, liable for Council Tax and receiving Council Tax Reduction/Second Adult Rebate (this does not include Single Person’s Discount – 25%)
  2. Living in a dwelling and liable for Council Tax for Council Tax valuation band A to D, and does not receive Council Tax Reduction/Second Adult Rebate
  3. Exempt as all members of the household are care leavers, under 18, severely mentally impaired or receiving/providing care elsewhere
  4. Accessing Housing Support Service and/or living in temporary accommodation or a refuge.

To be eligible, the above must apply as of 14 February 2022.

The household may only receive one payment.

We will administer this payment on behalf of the Scottish Government.

Receiving the award

  • The award will be seen on the Council Tax Notice for 2022/23.
  • The monthly instalments for 2022/23 will be reduced.
  • If you are an exempt household or accessing Housing Support Services/living in temporary accommodation or in a refuge, we will contact you in early April about the award.