The current functions of the Council Tax Reduction Review Panel will transfer across to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Local Taxation Chamber on 1 April 2023.

From 1 April 2023, any Council Tax Reduction appeals will need to be lodged directly with the Local Taxation Chamber. Appeals previously lodged with the Council Tax Reduction Review Panel before 1 April 2023 will automatically transfer across to the Local Taxation Chamber. Parties to an appeal will receive further information from the Local Taxation Chamber regarding their appeal once the appeal has transferred into the new Chamber. You should continue to submit any new appeals to the Council Tax Reduction Review Panel between now and the 31 March 2023.


Are you seeking an independent review of your Local Authority's Council Tax Reduction (CTR) decision?

Please Note: The CTRRP cannot accept appeal requests for Council Tax Benefit, only Council Tax Reduction review applications.


The following process should be followed before applying to the CTRRP:

  • 1. Apply for Council Tax Reduction through your Local Authority.

    First and foremost, an application must be made directly with your Local Authority in order to initially assess your claim.

    Contact the relevant council for more information.
  • 2. If not satisfied with the decision, you may request that the Local Authority carry out an internal review.

    Every council should provide an internal review facility and will be able to supply you with information about their procedures.

  • 3. If you still believe the internal review decision is wrong, or if the Local Authority has not responded with a further decision within two months, you may then apply to the Council Tax Reduction Review Panel.