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Publication - Statistics Publication

Council tax collection statistics: 2016-2017

Published: 21 Jun 2017
Part of:
Public sector, Statistics
ISBN:
9781788510646

Council tax collection rates for each local authority for billing year 2016 to 2017 and all previous years.

13 page PDF

490.5kB

13 page PDF

490.5kB

Contents
Council tax collection statistics: 2016-2017
Key Points

13 page PDF

490.5kB

Key Points

This statistics publication provides Council Tax collection figures for Scottish local authorities, up to and including the financial year 2016-17.

In 2016-17 for Scotland as a whole, the total amount of Council Tax billed (after Council Tax Reduction) was £2.149 billion. Of this total, £2.060 billion, or 95.8%, was collected by 31 March 2017. This provisional in-year collection rate represents a slight increase on the figure for the previous year.

  • Between 1993-94 and 2016-17, the overall total amount of Council Tax billed in Scotland was £38.611 billion, of which £37.381 billion, or 96.8%, was collected by 31 March 2017.
  • Provisional in-year Council Tax collection rates for 2016-17 ranged from 93.4% to 98.0% across the 32 local authorities.
  • In-year collection rates have improved steadily from 87.2% in 1998-99 to 93.8% in 2006-07 and now 95.8% in 2016-17. This reflects improvements in the collection of Council Tax in the billing year.
  • The provisional amount of Council Tax Reduction awarded in Scotland in 2016-17 was £321.6 million. Therefore, the theoretical total Council Tax charge for 2016-17 (before Council Tax Reduction) was £2.471 billion.

All figures are net of discounts ( e.g. single person discount) and exemptions. They are after Council Tax Benefit/Reduction and exclude Water and Sewerage Charges. Therefore, the amounts billed represent what those liable have been asked to pay towards their Council Tax (but not Water and Sewerage).


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