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Council Tax Collection Statistics, 2017-18

Published: 27 Jun 2018 09:30
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Economy

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

Scotland’s Chief Statistician today released the latest Council Tax Collection Statistics which provides Council Tax collection figures for Scottish local authorities, up to and including the financial year 2017-18.

In 2017-18 for Scotland as whole, the total amount of Council Tax billed (after Council Tax Reduction) was £2.332 billion. Of this total, £2.238 billion, or 96.0 per cent, was collected by 31 March 2018. This provisional in-year collection rate represents a slight increase on the figure for the previous year.

Provisional in-year Council Tax collection rates for 2017-18 ranged from 93.9 per cent to 97.9 per cent across the 32 local authorities.

In-year collection rates have improved steadily from 87.2 per cent in 1998-99 to 94.2 per cent in 2007-08 and are now 96.0 per cent in 2017-18.

Background

The full statistical publication is available at www.gov.scot/stats/bulletins/01312

This publication contains figures on Council Tax, covering the financial years 1993-94 to 2017-18.

The information published is used by Scottish Government to monitor council’s collection levels relating to council tax. Information is collected relating to the amounts billed and received and the year to which the payment refers.

This information is also required by ONS for national accounts purposes and CIPFA.

The next annual publication for financial year 2018-19 will be published in June 2019.  

Further information on Council Tax Collection statistics, including previous publications can be accessed at:

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Local-Government-Finance/PubScottishCounTaxStats

Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff – more information on the standards of official statistics in Scotland can be accessed at: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/About