Publication - Statistics

Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, April to June 2015

Published: 16 Sep 2015
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781785446443

Number of recipients and weekly income foregone by local authorities for the Council Tax Reduction scheme in Scotland for April to June 2015.

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Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, April to June 2015
Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, April to June 2015

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Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, April to June 2015

This publication provides statistics on the Council Tax Reduction (CTR) 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 to June 2015.

 

Key points

  • There were 515,260 Council Tax Reduction recipients in Scotland in June 2015.
  • The total weekly income foregone by local authorities on Council Tax Reduction in June 2015 was £6.5 million.
  • The total number of recipients receiving Council Tax Reduction in Scotland gradually decreased by 6.7 per cent (37,120 recipients) between the beginning of Scotland's CTR scheme in April 2013, and June 2015.

 

Chart 1: Council Tax Reduction recipients in Scotland: April 2013 - June 2015

Chart 1: Council Tax Reduction recipients in Scotland: April 2013 - 2015

 

A Council Tax Reduction '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 number of recipients for each local authority in April, May and June 2015 are shown in Table 1. There have been small decreases in the total number of recipients in Scotland each month, from 520,050 in April, to 518,440 in May, and 515,260 in June.

 

Table 1: CTR recipients by Local Authority: April to June 2015 1, 2

  Apr-15 May-15 Jun-15
SCOTLAND      520,050      518,440      515,260
Aberdeen City 13,450 13,480 13,470
Aberdeenshire 11,140 11,240 11,510
Angus 9,100 9,110 9,080
Argyll and Bute 7,570 7,520 7,340
Clackmannanshire 5,490 5,500 5,460
Dumfries and Galloway 14,080 14,020 13,750
Dundee City 19,270 19,100 19,200
East Ayrshire 15,000 14,930 14,570
East Dunbartonshire 5,890 5,930 5,850
East Lothian 7,750 7,720 7,680
East Renfrewshire 4,970 4,960 4,950
Edinburgh, City of 37,750 37,770 37,530
Eilean Siar 2,560 2,550 2,520
Falkirk 14,570 14,530 14,430
Fife 33,300 33,180 33,060
Glasgow City 96,070 95,650 95,380
Highland 18,150 18,080 17,850
Inverclyde 10,440 10,360 10,330
Midlothian 7,190 7,110 7,090
Moray 6,070 6,040 6,010
North Ayrshire 18,110 18,110 18,080
North Lanarkshire 40,090 39,720 39,130
Orkney Islands 1,280 1,330 1,230
Perth and Kinross 9,580 9,620 9,510
Renfrewshire 19,790 19,710 19,740
Scottish Borders 9,340 9,270 9,220
Shetland Islands 1,100 1,110 1,090
South Ayrshire 12,110 12,080 11,960
South Lanarkshire 33,090 33,030 32,960
Stirling 6,200 6,160 6,140
West Dunbartonshire 13,370 13,450 13,310
West Lothian 16,190 16,080 15,840

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 June 2015 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 June 2015. Glasgow City accounted for the highest proportion of Scotland's CTR recipients, at 19 per cent (95,380). North Lanarkshire accounted for 8 per cent (39,130) of the total CTR recipients, Edinburgh City 7 per cent (37,530) and Fife and South Lanarkshire each accounted for 6 per cent of total CTR recipients (33,060 and 32,960 respectively).

 

Figure 1: Treemap of CTR recipients by Local Authority: June 2015

Figure 1: Treemap of CTR recipients by Local Authority: June 2015

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

 

Table 2: CTR weekly estimate of income foregone (£000's) by Local Authority: April to June 2015 1, 2, 3

  Apr-15 May-15 Jun-15
SCOTLAND      6,589.4      6,573.0      6,532.4
Aberdeen City 175.2 176.0 176.0
Aberdeenshire 136.8 138.3 141.2
Angus 100.4 100.8 100.6
Argyll and Bute 106.5 105.9 103.6
Clackmannanshire 66.3 66.5 66.1
Dumfries and Galloway 165.9 165.1 162.5
Dundee City 238.9 237.2 238.1
East Ayrshire 182.3 181.5 177.4
East Dunbartonshire 86.5 87.0 86.1
East Lothian 101.7 101.1 100.3
East Renfrewshire 71.5 71.4 71.2
Edinburgh, City of 505.0 504.8 501.7
Eilean Siar 28.3 28.1 27.9
Falkirk 160.2 159.8 158.6
Fife 394.0 393.7 391.1
Glasgow City 1,324.1 1,319.3 1,315.1
Highland 235.1 233.7 231.8
Inverclyde 128.4 127.5 127.0
Midlothian 99.0 98.2 97.8
Moray 71.8 71.4 71.3
North Ayrshire 221.4 222.2 221.5
North Lanarkshire 467.1 462.5 455.3
Orkney Islands 14.6 15.0 14.0
Perth and Kinross 125.2 125.6 124.4
Renfrewshire 251.9 250.8 251.6
Scottish Borders 106.4 105.7 105.0
Shetland Islands 12.4 12.4 12.3
South Ayrshire 162.8 162.2 160.3
South Lanarkshire 397.0 396.3 395.5
Stirling 83.8 83.3 82.6
West Dunbartonshire 177.1 178.5 176.5
West Lothian 192.1 191.2 188.1

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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