FOI Request Council Tax Low Income Reduction Scheme

Request 101001678963

With regard to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme, I am looking to find out the number of households in your council area who have:

(a) applied for; and  

(b) been awarded; or  

(c) refused;   

Council Tax Reduction because the changes to the scheme which came in on 1 April 2017 under what is known as the "Low Income Household Exemption", i.e. for those people in bands E-H and on a low income.

These are people who have gained eligibility only from 1 April 2017 based on The Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2016 the http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2016/253/contents/made.

They may have applied for their new entitlement earlier than the 1 April 2017.

Response 19-12-2017

(a) This information is exempt under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act  2002- Excessive Cost of Compliance. This information is only recorded in individual Council Tax files of which there are over 40000. To search for this information would exceed the time/cost limit under FOISA. 

(b) 8 Households

(c) This information is exempt under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act  2002- Excessive Cost of Compliance. This information is only recorded in individual Council Tax files of which there are over 40000. To search for this information would exceed the time/cost limit under FOISA. 

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