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20/06/13 09:41

Council tax collection statistics 2012-13

Scotland’s Chief Statistician today published Council Tax Collection Statistics 2012-13. The publication provides statistics on council tax collection rates for Scotland’s local authorities

Scotland’s Chief Statistician today published Council Tax Collection Statistics 2012-13. The publication provides statistics on council tax collection rates for Scotland’s local authorities

The key points are:

In 2012-13 for Scotland as a whole, the total amount of Council Tax billed (excluding Council Tax Benefit) was £2.006 billion. Of this total, £1.907 billion was collected by 31 March 2013.

Between 1993-94 and 2012-13, the overall total amount of Council Tax (CT) billed in Scotland was £30.273 billion, of which £29.192 billion, or 96.4%, was collected by 31 March 2013.

The provisional Scotland total in-year CT collection rate for 2012-13 was 95.1%, the same rate as the audited figure from the previous year.

Provisional in-year CT collection rates for 2012-13 ranged from 93.1 per cent to 98.1 per cent across the 32 local authorities.

In-year collection rates have improved steadily from 87.2% in 1998-99 to 91.4% in 2002-03 and now 95.1% in 2012-13. This reflects improvements in the collection of CT in the billing year.

Notes to editors

The full statistical publication can be accessed at:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/stats/bulletins/01049

Further information on Local Government Finance Statistics within Scotland can be accessed at:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Local-Government-Finance

This is a National Statistics publication. National Statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff. More information on the standards of Official Statistics in Scotland can be accessed at:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/About