Date lodged: 18 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many households that include children have made new Council Tax Reduction claims since 1 May 2016 and how many were approved.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 31 January 2017
Official statistics are currently available for the period to 15 September 2016. Of Council Tax Reduction claims in payment on this date, 11,710 started on or after 1 May 2016. There is no centrally-held data on the number of unsuccessful applications.