Date lodged: 18 December 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what its position is whether local authorities raising council tax levels will raise consumption.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 10 January 2018
Council tax is a local tax and therefore the rate in each local authority area is decided by each Council. Councils may choose to increase the tax rate in their area by up to 3%. This flexibility will potentially generate an additional £77 million for public services across Scotland whilst protecting household incomes.