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COUNCIL TAX REDUCTION SCHEME SUPPORTS 15,510 LOCAL HOUSEHOLDS

COUNCIL TAX REDUCTION SCHEME SUPPORTS 15,510 LOCAL HOUSEHOLDS

Published date : 14 September, 2020

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT ASSISTING LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS DURING PANDEMIC

 

 New figures released this week reveal that 15,510 households across West Lothian were supported by the Scottish Government’s Council Tax Reduction Scheme in June 2020.

 

Across Scotland, almost 500,000 Scots received the support in June, with the number of local households in receipt of the Council Tax Reduction support rising by 750 since April 2020.

 

 

The scheme that provides financial support to low income households, saved families in West Lothian an estimated total of £217 a week in June.  

 

Commenting, Angela Constance MSP for Almond Valley said:

 

“With many families struggling to get by in the face of this pandemic, the Scottish Government is supporting almost half a million households with their council tax bill.

 

“In June alone, the Council Tax Reduction scheme has helped 15,510 households right here in West Lothian. 

 

“While the Tories at Westminster are gearing up to prematurely end the furlough scheme, and throw thousands of Scottish jobs on the scrap heap, the Scottish Government is standing up for low income households in Almond Valley and helping relieve the financial pressures caused by Coronavirus.”

 

ENDS

 

Notes:

 

 

No. of CTR
recipients June 2020

No. of CTR
recipients March 2020

CTR Weekly
income forgone
est. (£'000s) June 2020

 

A

B

C

SCOTLAND

497,960

469,370

7,334

Aberdeen City

14,220

13,720

214

Aberdeenshire

13,240

12,020

192

Angus

9,010

8,530

115

Argyll and Bute

7,130

6,580

117

City of Edinburgh

36,310

32,740

564

Clackmannanshire

5,540

5,020

76

Dumfries and Galloway

14,240

13,280

198

Dundee City

18,310

17,340

260

East Ayrshire

13,660

12,920

197

East Dunbartonshire

5,930

5,490

102

East Lothian

7,060

6,710

110

East Renfrewshire

4,590

4,240

80

Falkirk

12,970

12,550

169

Fife

30,410

29,570

425

Glasgow City

93,410

87,580

1,492

Highland

18,230

16,690

276

Inverclyde

9,940

9,620

138

Midlothian

6,160

5,990

103

Moray

5,850

5,460

83

Na h-Eileanan Siar

2,160

2,100

28

North Ayrshire

17,450

16,820

253

North Lanarkshire

37,550

35,730

496

Orkney Islands

1,410

1,270

19

Perth and Kinross

8,340

8,090

129

Renfrewshire

19,660

17,830

292

Scottish Borders

9,110

8,370

123

Shetland Islands

1,160

1,070

15

South Ayrshire

10,450

10,390

167

South Lanarkshire

31,970

30,130

423

Stirling

5,650

5,420

89

West Dunbartonshire

11,360

11,370

171

West Lothian

15,510

14,760

217

 

  

 


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