MSP welcomes news of 29,590 households in Fife benefiting from Council Tax Support


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Friday 5 April

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has welcomed new figures released by the Scottish Government which show that, in Fife, 29,590 households were supported through the council tax reduction scheme in December 2023.

The council tax reduction scheme, which the SNP introduced in 2013, has saved Scottish households over £3.5 billion in the past decade with the average home seeing £800 come off their bills per year.

Across Scotland one in five households, over 460,000, receive council tax reduction support. This is in addition to every household in Scotland being supported through the SNP Government’s fully funded council tax freeze.

Commenting, Jenny Gilruth MSP said:

“Supporting people through the cost of living crisis in the SNP Government’s top priority – and these figures show that the council tax reduction scheme is helping people in Fife.

“29,590 households in Fife are being supported by this scheme. This is on top of every single home in Fife benefitting from having their council tax frozen in the next year.

“In the face of the cost-of-living crisis, the Scottish Government are delivering the support people need to get through the cost of living crisis and protect household budgets.”


Notes for editors:

Local Authority area   Number of households supported by the Council Tax Reduction scheme in December 2023
Aberdeen City14,310
Argyll and Bute6,580
Dumfries and Galloway13,470
Dundee City17,050
East Ayrshire12,670
East Dunbartonshire5,290
East Lothian6,660
East Renfrewshire4,470
Edinburgh, City of31,050
Glasgow City84,290
Na h-Eileanan Siar1,850
North Ayrshire17,080
North Lanarkshire34,790
Orkney Islands1,290
Perth and Kinross8,820
Scottish Borders7,810
Shetland Islands1,070
South Ayrshire9,850
South Lanarkshire30,890
West Dunbartonshire10,630
West Lothian14,430
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