Publication - Statistics

Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, July to September 2015

Published: 2 Dec 2015
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781785448621

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

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Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, July to September 2015
Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, July to September 2015

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Council Tax Reduction in Scotland, July to September 2015

This publication provides statistics on the Council Tax Reduction (CTR) scheme, which reduces the Council Tax liability of vulnerable people in Scotland. A CTR '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 statistics are based on data extracts and statistical returns from local authorities, and cover the time period July to September 2015.

 

Key Points

  • There were 512,340 Council Tax Reduction recipients in Scotland in September 2015.

 

  • The total weekly income foregone by local authorities on Council Tax Reduction in September 2015 was £6.5 million.

 

  • The total number of Council Tax Reduction recipients in Scotland gradually decreased by 7.2 per cent (40,040 recipients) between the beginning of the scheme in Scotland in April 2013, and September 2015.

 

Chart 1: CTR recipients in Scotland, April 2013 to September 2015

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The number of recipients for each local authority in July, August and September 2015 is shown in Table 1. The total number of recipients in Scotland increased slightly between July and August, from 515,270 to 515,960 before decreasing in September to 512,340. These changes are similar to those seen in the same months in previous years.

 

Table 1: CTR recipients by Local Authority: July to September 2015 1, 2

  Jul-15 Aug-15 Sep-15
SCOTLAND 515,270 515,960 512,340
Aberdeen City 13,520 13,580 13,460
Aberdeenshire 11,450 11,490 11,400
Angus 9,080 9,080 9,040
Argyll and Bute 7,380 7,340 7,280
Clackmannanshire 5,480 5,410 5,400
Dumfries and Galloway 13,790 13,820 13,760
Dundee City 19,130 19,080 18,830
East Ayrshire 14,790 14,800 14,690
East Dunbartonshire 5,810 5,880 5,830
East Lothian 7,710 7,690 7,610
East Renfrewshire 4,950 4,920 4,880
Edinburgh, City of 37,260 37,360 36,830
Eilean Siar 2,470 2,500 2,480
Falkirk 14,420 14,470 14,340
Fife 33,210 33,280 33,130
Glasgow City 95,220 95,610 95,150
Highland 17,780 17,740 17,640
Inverclyde 10,340 10,300 10,240
Midlothian 7,050 7,050 7,020
Moray 6,060 6,040 5,980
North Ayrshire 18,150 18,180 18,150
North Lanarkshire 39,440 39,460 39,320
Orkney Islands 1,250 1,250 1,220
Perth and Kinross 9,460 9,560 9,460
Renfrewshire 19,600 19,700 19,500
Scottish Borders 9,160 9,180 9,080
Shetland Islands 1,080 1,060 1,040
South Ayrshire 11,870 11,950 11,900
South Lanarkshire 33,010 32,850 32,650
Stirling 6,150 6,160 6,140
West Dunbartonshire 13,230 13,260 13,090
West Lothian 15,960 15,900 15,810

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 September 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 September 2015. Glasgow City accounted for the highest proportion of Scotland's CTR recipients, with 19 per cent (95,150) of the total. The other four authorities with the highest proportion of CTR recipients were North Lanarkshire, accounting for 8 per cent (39,320 recipients); Edinburgh City, accounting for 7 per cent (36,830 recipients); and Fife and South Lanarkshire, accounting for 6 per cent each (33,130 and 32,650 recipients respectively).

 

Figure 1: Treemap of CTR recipients by Local Authority, September 2015

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

 

The total weekly income foregone for each local authority in July, August and September 2015 is shown in Table 2. The total weekly income foregone for Scotland was £6.5 million in all three months, with slight changes reflecting the change in the number of recipients.

 

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

  Jul-15 Aug-15 Sep-15
SCOTLAND 6,537.0 6,545.3 6,509.8
Aberdeen City 176.6 177.2 176.3
Aberdeenshire 140.6 141.0 140.3
Angus 101.3 101.3 101.0
Argyll and Bute 104.3 103.8 103.1
Clackmannanshire 66.2 65.5 65.7
Dumfries and Galloway 163.0 163.3 162.7
Dundee City 238.1 237.4 234.7
East Ayrshire 179.8 180.0 178.9
East Dunbartonshire 85.7 86.7 86.0
East Lothian 100.7 100.6 99.8
East Renfrewshire 71.4 71.0 70.3
Edinburgh, City of 499.9 500.6 495.0
Eilean Siar 27.4 27.7 27.5
Falkirk 158.4 159.0 157.9
Fife 393.1 394.3 392.9
Glasgow City 1,313.4 1,317.9 1,312.3
Highland 230.7 230.1 229.0
Inverclyde 126.8 126.5 126.3
Midlothian 97.6 97.5 96.9
Moray 71.9 71.7 71.1
North Ayrshire 222.0 222.4 222.7
North Lanarkshire 458.8 458.8 457.2
Orkney Islands 14.1 14.1 13.9
Perth and Kinross 124.1 125.5 124.7
Renfrewshire 249.7 251.0 249.0
Scottish Borders 104.7 104.9 104.1
Shetland Islands 12.2 12.0 11.8
South Ayrshire 159.9 161.1 161.0
South Lanarkshire 395.7 393.9 392.2
Stirling 82.8 82.9 82.6
West Dunbartonshire 176.6 177.2 175.1
West Lothian 189.3 188.4 187.9

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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