2. Weekly Income Forgone
The total weekly income forgone for Scotland was £6.503 million in December 2019, a marginal decrease of 0.6 per cent over this quarter. Income forgone estimates follow the same general pattern as the number of recipients, with the exception of April 2017, April 2018 and April 2019 where there was a large increase in the income forgone over the previous month whilst the number of CTR recipients decreased. This is due to the changes to CT and CTR introduced in April 2017, followed by increases in CT each following April (see Chart 1, page 1). A breakdown of the total weekly income forgone by each local authority in October, November and December 2019 is shown in Table 2 below.
It can be seen that Glasgow City accounted for one fifth (20 per cent) of the total weekly income forgone for Scotland followed by City of Edinburgh (7 per cent) and North Lanarkshire (7 per cent) in December 2019, consistent with the higher numbers of CTR recipients recorded for these local authorities.
|Oct-19||Nov-19||Dec-19||% Change (Oct-Dec 19)|
|Argyll and Bute||102.0||101.3||101.5||-0.5%|
|City of Edinburgh||486.8||483.9||482.4||-0.9%|
|Dumfries and Galloway||172.6||172.0||172.5||0.0%|
|Na h-Eileanan Siar||26.0||25.9||25.9||-0.4%|
|Perth and Kinross||120.2||119.5||118.9||-1.1%|