£2.3bn of Council Tax collected in Scotland

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.”