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Publication - Statistics Publication

Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, July to September 2016

Published: 14 Dec 2016
Part of:
Communities and third sector, Statistics
ISBN:
9781786526854

Number of recipients and weekly income foregone by local authorities for the Council Tax Reduction scheme in Scotland for July to September 2016.

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Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, July to September 2016
Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, July to September 2016

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Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, July to September 2016

This publication provides statistics on the Council Tax Reduction ( CTR) scheme, which reduces the Council Tax liability of low income households in Scotland. A CTR 'recipient' can be a single person or a couple, with or without children, since Council Tax is charged on a per-dwelling basis, rather than to individuals.

The statistics are based on data extracts from local authorities, and cover the time period July to September 2016.

Key Points

  • There were 495,660 Council Tax Reduction recipients in Scotland in September 2016.
  • The total weekly income foregone by local authorities on Council Tax Reduction in September 2016 was £6.3 million.
  • The total number of Council Tax Reduction recipients in Scotland has gradually decreased by 10.3 per cent (56,720 recipients) between the beginning of the scheme in Scotland in April 2013, and September 2016.

Chart 1: CTR recipients in Scotland, April 2013 to September 2016

Chart 1: CTR recipients in Scotland, April 2013 to September 2016

The number of recipients for each local authority in July, August and September 2016 is shown in Table 1. The total number of recipients in Scotland decreased from 498,750 in June 2016 to 495,660 in September 2016. The changes in number of recipients between months are similar to the pattern seen in the same months in previous years.

Table 1: CTR Recipients by Local Authority, July to September 2016 1, 2

Jul-16

Aug-16

Sep-16

SCOTLAND

498,400

499,210

495,660

Aberdeen City

13,890

13,980

14,030

Aberdeenshire

11,480

11,620

11,600

Angus

8,920

8,930

8,860

Argyll and Bute

7,030

7,040

7,030

Clackmannanshire

5,420

5,410

5,350

Dumfries and Galloway

13,510

13,510

13,410

Dundee City

18,560

18,590

18,560

East Ayrshire

14,040

14,060

13,880

East Dunbartonshire

5,610

5,600

5,580

East Lothian

7,170

7,150

7,020

East Renfrewshire

4,720

4,700

4,670

Edinburgh, City of

35,770

36,000

35,620

Eilean Siar

2,400

2,390

2,400

Falkirk

13,800

13,800

13,770

Fife

32,210

32,190

31,850

Glasgow City

92,510

92,620

91,950

Highland

17,200

17,240

17,120

Inverclyde

9,900

9,900

9,820

Midlothian

6,810

6,810

6,770

Moray

5,910

5,920

5,920

North Ayrshire

17,570

17,650

17,510

North Lanarkshire

37,760

37,850

37,540

Orkney Islands

1,240

1,230

1,230

Perth and Kinross

9,260

9,240

9,180

Renfrewshire

18,830

18,860

18,680

Scottish Borders

8,750

8,770

8,750

Shetland Islands

1,070

1,080

1,050

South Ayrshire

11,410

11,460

11,340

South Lanarkshire

31,470

31,380

31,150

Stirling

5,870

5,860

5,800

West Dunbartonshire

12,930

12,940

12,850

West Lothian

15,390

15,460

15,420

Notes:

1 Recipients are as at monthly count date. See Methodology Notes, Section 2 for more details. Available at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Local-Government-Finance/Methodology/Ctaxreductionmethod

2 Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Components may not sum to total due to rounding.

Figure 1 shows CTR recipients by local authority for September 2016 in a treemap, using the data from Table 1. This allows a visual comparison of the number of recipients in each local authority. The five local authorities with the highest numbers of CTR recipients accounted for almost half (46 per cent) of the total for Scotland in September 2016. Glasgow City accounted for the highest proportion of Scotland's CTR recipients, with 19 per cent (91,950) of the total. The other four authorities with the highest proportion of CTR recipients were North Lanarkshire, accounting for 8 per cent (37,540 recipients); Edinburgh City, accounting for 7 per cent (35,620 recipients); and Fife and South Lanarkshire, accounting for 6 per cent each (31,850 and 31,150 recipients respectively).

Figure 1: Treemap of CTR recipients by Local Authority, September 2016

Figure 1: Treemap of CTR recipients by Local Authority, September 2016

Key:
1 = Eilean Siar
2 = Orkney Islands
3 = Shetland Islands
Clacks = Clackmannanshire
East Dunb. = East Dunbartonshire
East Renf. = East Renfrewshire
West Dunb. = West Dunbartonshire

The total weekly income foregone for each local authority in July, August and September 2016 is shown in Table 2. The total for Scotland was £6.3 million in September, the slight decrease in income foregone reflects the decrease in the number of recipients.

Table 2: CTR weekly estimate of income foregone (£000's) by Local Authority, July to September 2016 1, 2, 3

Jul-16

Aug-16

Sep-16

SCOTLAND

6,339.9

6,349.1

6,318.5

Aberdeen City

182.8

183.9

185.0

Aberdeenshire

142.9

144.5

144.8

Angus

100.3

100.1

99.8

Argyll and Bute

99.4

99.6

99.6

Clackmannanshire

66.2

66.0

65.2

Dumfries and Galloway

160.1

160.0

159.5

Dundee City

231.1

231.4

231.9

East Ayrshire

172.3

172.7

170.8

East Dunbartonshire

82.3

82.5

82.3

East Lothian

93.9

93.7

92.1

East Renfrewshire

68.2

67.9

67.7

Edinburgh, City of

476.6

478.6

475.3

Eilean Siar

26.7

26.5

26.6

Falkirk

152.3

152.5

152.6

Fife

383.7

383.6

380.1

Glasgow City

1,276.1

1,277.5

1,270.2

Highland

223.0

223.6

222.2

Inverclyde

122.7

122.7

122.0

Midlothian

94.5

94.5

93.9

Moray

71.1

71.1

71.2

North Ayrshire

216.1

217.3

215.7

North Lanarkshire

440.9

441.9

439.1

Orkney Islands

14.3

14.2

14.2

Perth and Kinross

122.6

122.2

122.1

Renfrewshire

241.0

240.9

240.3

Scottish Borders

100.0

100.2

100.1

Shetland Islands

12.2

12.3

12.0

South Ayrshire

153.5

153.9

152.7

South Lanarkshire

377.9

377.3

375.6

Stirling

79.4

79.4

78.6

West Dunbartonshire

172.4

172.3

171.1

West Lothian

183.7

184.6

184.2

Notes:

1 Recipients are as at monthly count date. See Methodology Notes, Section 2 for more details. Available at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Local-Government-Finance/Methodology/Ctaxreductionmethod

2 Weekly income foregone estimates are based on 'number of recipients multiplied by average weekly reduction' for each local authority and benefit type for the given month.

3 Figures are rounded to the nearest £100. Components may not sum to total due to rounding.


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