Local Government Finance

MoneyThis section gives information on how to access statistics relating to Local Government Finance. We are responsible for collecting, analysing and disseminating data on local government income and expenditure, covering revenue and capital spending, council tax and non-domestic rates.

You may browse directly our Publications or Datasets lists for specific information. If you can't find what you're looking for, use the search tools on the Search Statistics page or contact us directly for more information.

The Statistical News Releases page includes those releases related to the Local Government Finance topic.

Local Government Finance statistics in more detail

Current Publications

Our most recent publications are:


Capital Expenditure and Financing: Provisional Outturn - 2014-15 (Published 6 October 2015)


Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, April to June 2015 (Published 16 September 2015)


Non-Domestic Rates Revaluation Appeals 2015-16 Quarter 1 (Published 20 August 2015)


Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, 2014-15 (Published 16 June 2015)


Council Tax Collection Statistics, 2014-15 (Published 16 June 2015)


Provisional Outturn 2014-15 and Budget Estimates 2015-16 (Published 27 May 2015)


Non Domestic Rates Revaluation Appeals 2014-15 Quarter 4 (Published 14 May 2015)


Council Tax Reduction: Caseload and Expenditure, Scotland, October to December 2014 (Published 24 February 2015)


Scottish Local Government Financial Statistics 2013-14 (Published 24 February 2015)


Council Tax Reduction: Caseload and Expenditure, Scotland, July to September 2014 (Published 9 January 2015)


Council Tax Reduction: Caseload and Expenditure, Scotland, April to June 2014 (Published 30 September 2014)


Non Domestic Rates Revaluation Appeals 2014-15 Quarter 3 (Published 12 February 2015)


Council Tax Reduction: Caseload and Expenditure, Scotland, 2013-14 (Published 24 June 2014)


Council Tax Collection Statistics 2013-14 (Published 17 June 2014)


Non Domestic Rates Relief Statistics for Small Business in Scotland 2014 (Published 31st October 2014)


In addition to those publications listed above, local government capital expenditure data is published in Scottish Local Authority Capital Expenditure.


Future Publications

The provisional timetable for our next set of publications is as follows:


  • Non-domestic rates relief statistics for small businesses in Scotland, 2015 - October 2015
  • Non-domestic rates  revaluation appeals statistics - Scotland, 2015-16 quarter 2 - 26 November 2015
  • Council Tax Base, 2015 - November 2015
  • Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, July 2015 to September 2015 - December 2015
  • Scottish Local Government Finance Statistics, 2014-15 - February 2016


Further Information

Recent statistical publications on Local Government Finance, including background information, and other selected sources.


Background data and tables are available in Excel format.


Data Supplier Area
Guidance and forms for our data suppliers.


Methods and Background
Methodology and background information to Local Government Finance statistics.


Consultation - ScotStat
Consultation and planning arrangements for Local Government Finance statistical collections.


Related Areas and Links
Associated areas on the Scottish Government website, and other key links for further information.


Our contact information.