Date lodged: 19 March 2018
To ask Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the effectiveness of the council tax reductions that are offered to households under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 for making energy efficiency improvements, and what its position is on amending the provisions to help encourage the uptake of more energy efficiency discount schemes.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 3 April 2018
Section three of this year's annual report to Parliament on the operation of the Council Tax energy efficiency discount schemes (reference SG/2018/28) examines the contribution made to energy efficiency. The report can be provided by SPICe on request.
Development of each Council Tax energy efficiency discount scheme is the responsibility of individual local authorities in delivering their duties under Section 65 of the Climate Change Act 2009.