NEW bills are to be sent to Inverclyde residents from today, reflecting the local authorities’ decision to implement a Council Tax credit negating its previously agreed 8.2 per cent increase.

Inverclyde Council initially voted to increase the levy before coming to an agreement through negotiations with the Scottish Government earlier this year.

Ministers allocated further funding for Inverclyde in 2024/25, approximately £2.9 million, on the condition that it is used to offset the impact of the previously agreed 8.2 per cent increase.

This money has been credited directly into 2024/25 Council Tax accounts for those affected by the increase.

New bills are to be released in batches – with the first being sent out today.

The council expects this process to take several days, with residents being asked to wait until May 23 before making enquiries.