View updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) and council services. A postcode checker has been launched to make it easy to find out what the COVID protection level is where you live. If you are affected and need assistance, please visit Grampian Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance Hub.

Financial hardship - Coronavirus

We appreciate that a number of residents will find themselves in a very different financial position than they may be used to. We will respond to individual cases regarding financial hardship on a case by case basis.

If you are struggling to pay any of the debts owed to Aberdeenshire Council (like Council Tax) please speak to us on 03456 08 12 01. We will make arrangements for a payment plan, based on what you can afford.

If you are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can have this information translated via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the online British Sign Language interpreting service.

Financial help and assistance

If you are experiencing financial difficulty, please seek help both via the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and also by completing an online application for Council tax reduction:

You may also be considered for a Crisis Grant or Community Care Grant from the Scottish Welfare Fund.  

Business rates and business ratepayer government grants

Separate guidance will be issued next week which will deal with the issue of Business Rates. In the meantime, please view available support for businesses.