Publication - Statistics

Council Tax Reduction: Caseload and Expenditure, Scotland,

Published: 30 Sep 2014
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781784128142

This publication provides statistics on the Council Tax Reduction scheme, which reduces the Council Tax liability of vulnerable people in Scotland.

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Council Tax Reduction: Caseload and Expenditure, Scotland,
Council Tax Reduction: Caseload and Expenditure, Scotland, April - June 2014

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Council Tax Reduction: Caseload and Expenditure, Scotland, April - June 2014

30th September 2014

This publication provides statistics on the Council Tax Reduction scheme, which reduces the Council Tax liability of vulnerable people in Scotland. The statistics are based on data extracts and statistical returns from local authorities, and cover the time period from April 2014 to June 2014.

Key points

  • There were 537,730 Council Tax Reduction recipients in Scotland in June 2014.
  • Total weekly expenditure on Council Tax Reduction in June 2014 was £6.9 million.
  • The number of people receiving Council Tax Reduction in Scotland gradually decreased by 2.7% (14,650) between April 2013 and June 2014.

 

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

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

 

Local authority breakdowns for all months from April 2013 to June 2014 are available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Local-Government-Finance/CTR

 

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

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

See Table 1 for figures used to produce this.

1 = Clackmannanshire
2 = East Dunbartonshire
3 = East Renfrewshire
4 = Eilean Siar
5 = Orkney Islands
6 = Shetland Islands

Figure 1 illustrates the number of Council Tax Reduction recipients in Scotland for each local authority in Scotland in June 2014. 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 18% (99,040). North Lanarkshire accounted for 8 per cent (41,000) of the total CTR caseload, Edinburgh City 7 per cent (39,200), and Fife and South Lanarkshire each accounted for 6% of total CTR caseload (34,320 and 34,280 respectively).

 

Table 1: Council Tax Reduction recipients by Local Authority: April 2014 to June 2014 1,2

  Apr-14 May-14 Jun-14
SCOTLAND 542,100 538,520 537,730
Aberdeen City 14,360 14,240 14,130
Aberdeenshire 11,940 11,800 11,800
Angus 9,370 9,320 9,270
Argyll and Bute 7,920 7,830 7,800
Clackmannanshire 5,810 5,800 5,770
Dumfries and Galloway 14,490 14,420 14,400
Dundee City 20,160 19,650 20,080
East Ayrshire 15,670 15,500 15,470
East Dunbartonshire 6,210 6,170 6,150
East Lothian 8,040 8,040 7,990
East Renfrewshire 5,250 5,210 5,170
Edinburgh, City of 39,870 39,650 39,200
Eilean Siar 2,770 2,730 2,700
Falkirk 15,070 15,070 15,030
Fife 34,580 34,280 34,320
Glasgow City 99,010 98,960 99,040
Highland 18,920 18,680 18,620
Inverclyde 10,890 10,820 10,790
Midlothian 7,500 7,460 7,430
Moray 6,380 6,340 6,330
North Ayrshire 18,620 18,540 18,550
North Lanarkshire 41,530 41,080 41,000
Orkney Islands 1,330 1,310 1,300
Perth and Kinross 10,200 10,180 10,120
Renfrewshire 20,530 20,500 20,440
Scottish Borders 9,860 9,770 9,710
Shetland Islands 1,170 1,150 1,150
South Ayrshire 12,610 12,650 12,630
South Lanarkshire 34,560 34,270 34,280
Stirling 6,550 6,480 6,440
West Dunbartonshire 14,060 14,040 14,020
West Lothian 16,890 16,590 16,600

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 10. Components may not sum to total due to rounding.

 

Table 2: Council Tax Reduction weekly expenditure estimate (£000’s) by Local Authority: April 2014 to June 2014 1,2,3

  Apr-14 May-14 Jun-14
SCOTLAND 6,918.8 6,872.8 6,863.1
Aberdeen City 188.2 186.7 185.5
Aberdeenshire 147.3 145.4 145.2
Angus 104.5 103.9 103.5
Argyll and Bute 111.8 110.5 109.8
Clackmannanshire 71.0 71.0 70.4
Dumfries and Galloway 171.1 170.2 170.1
Dundee City 250.7 244.4 249.1
East Ayrshire 191.9 189.8 189.5
East Dunbartonshire 91.7 91.1 90.9
East Lothian 106.6 106.5 106.0
East Renfrewshire 75.7 74.9 74.6
Edinburgh, City of 538.4 535.2 529.4
Eilean Siar 30.7 30.2 30.1
Falkirk 166.6 166.5 165.8
Fife 411.7 408.0 408.9
Glasgow City 1,373.4 1,370.9 1,372.3
Highland 247.7 244.0 242.7
Inverclyde 135.3 134.4 134.1
Midlothian 104.6 104.1 103.7
Moray 75.7 75.1 75.0
North Ayrshire 229.7 228.7 227.8
North Lanarkshire 490.5 485.9 485.1
Orkney Islands 15.1 14.9 14.7
Perth and Kinross 133.8 133.4 132.8
Renfrewshire 264.8 264.4 263.7
Scottish Borders 112.4 111.4 110.8
Shetland Islands 13.2 12.9 12.9
South Ayrshire 170.0 170.8 170.9
South Lanarkshire 416.5 413.5 414.0
Stirling 88.5 87.6 87.0
West Dunbartonshire 188.6 188.5 188.3
West Lothian 201.3 197.9 198.3

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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