The Scottish Government recently announced Council Tax collection rates have improved steadily from 87.2% in 1998-99 to 91.4% in 2002-03 and now 95.1% in 2012-13.
In 2012-13, the total amount of Council Tax billed (excluding Council Tax Benefit) in Scotland was just over £2billion and of this £1.9billion was collected by 31 March 2013. The provisional Scotland total in-year CT collection rate for 2012-13 was 95.1%, the same rate as the audited figure from the previous year. Collection rates statistics for individual local authorities ranged from 93.1% to 98.1% across the 32 areas.
Between 1993-94 and 2012-13, the overall total amount of Council Tax billed in Scotland was £30.273 billion, of which £29.192 billion, or 96.4%, was collected by 31 March 2013.
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