Publication - Statistics

Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, 2014-15

Published: 16 Jun 2015
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781785444654

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. Statistics are available for each month between April 2013 and March 2015.

27 page PDF

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27 page PDF

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Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, 2014-15
Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, 2014-15

27 page PDF

1.3 MB

Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, 2014-15

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. Statistics are available for each month between April 2013 and March 2015.

  • There were 525,640 Council Tax Reduction recipients in Scotland in March 2015, a 4.8 per cent decrease since the scheme began in April 2013 (Table 1)Council Tax Reduction caseload, April 2013 to March 2015
  • Provisional income foregone on Council Tax Reduction in Scotland in 2014-15 was £345.9 million (Table 2)
  • The average Council Tax Reduction weekly award in March 2015 was £12.74 (Table 6)
  • 1 in 5 chargeable dwellings in Scotland received a reduction in their Council Tax liability through Council Tax Reduction, in March 2015 (Table 8)
  • 292,440 (55.6 per cent of) Council Tax Reduction recipients in March 2015 were in one of the 30 per cent most deprived areas in Scotland (Table 9)
  • 200,950 (38.2 per cent of) Council Tax Reduction recipients in March 2015 were aged 65 or over (Table 10)
  • 86,470 (16.5 per cent of) Council Tax Reduction recipients in March 2015 were single with at least one child dependant, i.e. ‘lone parents’ (Table 10)

Percentage of all Council Tax Reduction recipients, March 2015

Percentage of all Council Tax Reduction recipients, March 2015


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