Search
Leave Feedback

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our 'Cookies page'.

Social Media / Embedded Media cookies

We would like to allow Twitter and Facebook cookies: this will allow the listing of Fife Council tweets and Facebook posts on some of our pages. See our Cookies page for more details. (If you change this setting, you may need to refresh the page to action your preference.)

We would like to allow embedded media cookies: we occasionally display Google maps and embed audio and video in our pages, e.g., using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. See our Cookies page for more details. (If you change this setting, you may need to refresh the page to action your preference.)

All Docs

Scottish Government - Cost of Living Award

On 10th February 2022, a Cost Of Living Award was announced as part of the 2022-23 Scottish budget. It's an additional support to help tackle the cost of living crisis. The Cost of Living Award is for £150 and will be awarded to either:

  • A person who lives in a dwelling in any Council Tax valuation band, is liable for Council Tax and was in receipt of Council Tax Reduction (CTR) on the 14th February 2022
  • A person who lives in and is liable for Council Tax in a band A-D dwelling on 14th February 2022 and does not receive Council Tax Reduction
  • Certain types of household otherwise exempt for Council Tax:
    • all the occupants are under 18;
    • all the occupants are care leavers;
    • all the occupants are severely mentally impaired;
    • the property is unoccupied because the resident has gone to someone else's home to provide care or the resident receives care elsewhere
  • Additionally, persons accessing Housing Support Service and/or living in temporary accommodation or a refuge may be eligible for payment under this scheme. Only one payment will be made in relation to any single dwelling.

How this award will be paid

The Scottish Government’s aim is for the award to be made to eligible households before the end of April 2022. Payments will be made into the council tax accounts of eligible persons, in line with the majority of councils in Scotland.

A payment will be incorporated in the 2022/23 annual bill. For eligible persons, this will mean a reduction in monthly instalments.

If your household is otherwise exempt for Council Tax, you will receive a letter from us in due course.

FAQs