Scotland’s Chief Statistician on Thursday released the latest Council Tax Collection Statistics for Scottish local authorities, up to and including the financial year 2018-19.
“In 2018-19 for Scotland as whole, the total amount of Council Tax billed (after Council Tax Reduction) was £2.433 billion,” said the Scottish Government.
“Of this total, £2.336 billion, or 96 per cent, was collected by 31 March 2019.
“This provisional in-year collection rate is the same as the figure for the previous year.
“Provisional in-year Council Tax collection rates for 2018-19 ranged from 94.1 per cent to 98 per cent across the 32 local authorities.
“In-year collection rates have improved steadily from 87.2 per cent in 1998-99 to 94.3 per cent in 2008-09 and are now 96 per cent in 2018-19.”