FOI Request Council Tax Support

Request 101001481504

1.  How many people in the local authority area receive support under the council tax reduction scheme as of today (2017/18 financial year)?
2. How many received support in each of the financial years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17?
3. How many applications were made for 1) main CTR  and 2) bands E-H relief CTR in each month from April 2013 to the present day?
4. For each month and scheme, how many of those claims were accepted and how many were rejected?

Response 02-05-2017

1.5767

2. 2013/14 =6378 

2014/15 =6097 

2015/16 =5871 

2016/17 =5791

3.1)

  APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR
2013/14 140 142 158 132 134 167 137 170 143 141 214 150
2014/15 148 185 155 144 135 153 154 162 144 145 192 148
2015/16 202 166 160 125 155 174 138 143 128 167 160 122
2016/17 214 155 148 107 145 183 144 122 125 208 162 150

2) Bands E-H relief was only commenced from April 2017- we have 4 properties claiming relief. 

4.Above figures are for all new claims processed in the month. We are unable to supply figures for rejected as these are not recorded in our system therefore this information is exempt under section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002- Information Not Held. 

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