Publication - Statistics

Council Tax Reduction Caseload and expenditure, Scotland, October to December 2014

Published: 24 Feb 2015
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781785441363

Caseload and expenditure for the Council Tax Reduction scheme in Scotland.

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Council Tax Reduction Caseload and expenditure, Scotland, October to December 2014
Council Tax Reduction: Caseload and Expenditure, Scotland October - December 2014

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Council Tax Reduction: Caseload and Expenditure, Scotland October - December 2014

Key points

  • There were 527,460 Council Tax Reduction recipients in Scotland in December 2014.
  • Total weekly expenditure on Council Tax Reduction in December 2014 was £6.7 million.
  • The Council Tax Reduction caseload in Scotland gradually decreased by 4.5 per cent (24,900) between the beginning of Scotland's CTR scheme in April 2013, and December 2014.

Council Tax Reduction caseload in Scotland: April 2013 to December 2014

Council Tax Reduction caseload in Scotland: April 2013 to December 2014

Figure 1: Treemap of Council Tax Reduction caseload by Local Authority: December 2014

Figure 1: Treemap of Council Tax Reduction caseload by Local Authority: December 2014

See Table 1 for figures used to produce this.

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

Figure 1 shows Council Tax Reduction caseload for December 2014 in a treemap, which allows a visual comparison of the magnitude of the caseload for each local authority. The five local authorities with the highest CTR caseload accounted for almost half (46 per cent) of the total caseload for Scotland. Glasgow City accounted for the highest proportion of Scotland's CTR caseload, at 19 per cent (97,630). North Lanarkshire accounted for 8 per cent (40,410) of the total CTR caseload, Edinburgh City 7 per cent (38,860), and Fife and South Lanarkshire each accounted for 6 per cent of total CTR caseload (33,620 and 33,590 respectively).

The caseload figures for each local authority in October, November and December 2014 are shown in Table 1 below. There have been small decreases in caseload each month, from 531,690 in October to 529,130 in November and 527,460 in December.

Table 1: Council Tax Reduction recipients by Local Authority: October 2014 to December 2014 1,2,3

Oct-14 Nov-14 Dec-14
SCOTLAND 531,690 529,130 527,460
Aberdeen City 13,750 13,610 13,500
Aberdeenshire 11,600 11,540 11,530
Angus 9,230 9,160 9,180
Argyll and Bute 7,700 7,670 7,710
Clackmannanshire 5,680 5,640 5,590
Dumfries and Galloway 14,260 14,240 14,240
Dundee City 19,510 19,460 19,370
East Ayrshire 15,390 15,370 15,130
East Dunbartonshire 6,060 6,050 6,060
East Lothian 7,980 7,950 7,960
East Renfrewshire 5,120 5,080 5,090
Edinburgh, City of 39,010 38,880 38,860
Eilean Siar 2,620 2,630 2,610
Falkirk 14,760 14,660 14,690
Fife 33,870 33,680 33,620
Glasgow City 98,500 98,020 97,630
Highland 18,180 18,140 18,200
Inverclyde 10,660 10,570 10,510
Midlothian 7,330 7,280 7,240
Moray 6,150 6,120 6,090
North Ayrshire 18,410 18,330 18,190
North Lanarkshire 40,870 40,520 40,410
Orkney Islands 1,290 1,280 1,280
Perth and Kinross 9,860 9,800 9,790
Renfrewshire 20,300 20,300 19,990
Scottish Borders 9,620 9,570 9,490
Shetland Islands 1,110 1,090 1,110
South Ayrshire 12,410 12,380 12,370
South Lanarkshire 33,920 33,700 33,590
Stirling 6,300 6,270 6,290
West Dunbartonshire 13,890 13,840 13,760
West Lothian 16,360 16,300 16,400

Notes:

1. Recipients are as at monthly count date. See Methodology notes section 2 for more details: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Local-Government-Finance/Methodology/Ctaxreductionmethod

2. CTR reduces the council tax liability on chargeable dwellings, where the inhabitants apply for CTR and meet the criteria. The CTR caseload statistics count a "recipient" as the number of dwellings that benefited from a Council Tax Reduction. This means that a recipient can be a single person or a couple, with or without children.

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

Council Tax Reduction recipients

Table 2: Council Tax Reduction weekly expenditure estimate (£000's) by Local Authority: October 2014 to December 2014 1,2,3

Oct-14 Nov-14 Dec-14
SCOTLAND 6,777.7 6,741.2 6,717.2
Aberdeen City 179.9 178.0 176.3
Aberdeenshire 143.1 142.5 142.6
Angus 102.3 101.7 101.5
Argyll and Bute 108.4 107.9 108.3
Clackmannanshire 69.2 68.7 68.1
Dumfries and Galloway 168.5 167.9 168.0
Dundee City 242.3 241.6 240.5
East Ayrshire 187.7 186.7 184.3
East Dunbartonshire 89.5 89.3 89.5
East Lothian 105.2 104.7 104.8
East Renfrewshire 73.8 73.4 73.7
Edinburgh, City of 528.1 525.2 524.4
Eilean Siar 29.1 29.2 28.9
Falkirk 162.8 161.9 162.0
Fife 402.9 400.6 399.5
Glasgow City 1,363.0 1,356.2 1,349.5
Highland 236.2 235.4 236.9
Inverclyde 131.5 130.1 129.1
Midlothian 102.1 101.4 100.8
Moray 72.7 72.3 71.9
North Ayrshire 226.0 225.0 223.4
North Lanarkshire 483.6 479.6 477.7
Orkney Islands 14.6 14.5 14.5
Perth and Kinross 129.1 128.6 128.4
Renfrewshire 260.8 260.1 256.1
Scottish Borders 109.9 109.2 108.3
Shetland Islands 12.4 12.2 12.5
South Ayrshire 167.1 166.9 166.7
South Lanarkshire 409.9 406.8 405.1
Stirling 85.0 84.5 84.9
West Dunbartonshire 185.9 185.0 183.9
West Lothian 195.0 194.3 195.3

Notes:

1. Recipients are as at monthly count date. See Methodology notes section 2 for more details: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Local-Government-Finance/Methodology/Ctaxreductionmethod

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

3. Weekly expenditure estimate was based on 'caseload multiplied by average weekly award' for each local authority and benefit type for the given month.


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