SNP Government Assisting Low Income Households During Pandemic
New figures released this week reveal that 5,650 households across the Stirling Council area were supported by the SNP Government’s Council Tax Reduction Scheme in June 2020.
Across Scotland, almost 500,000 Scots received the support in June, with the number of local households in receipt of the Council Tax Reduction support rising by 230 since April 2020.
The scheme that provides financial support to low income households, saved families in Stirling an estimated total of £89 a week in June.
Commenting, SNP MSP for Stirling Bruce Crawford said:
“With many families struggling to get by in the face of this pandemic, the SNP Government is supporting almost half a million households with their council tax bill.
“In June alone, the Council Tax Reduction scheme has helped 5,650 households right here in the Stirling area.
“While the Tories at Westminster are gearing up to prematurely end the furlough scheme, and throw thousands of Scottish jobs on the scrap heap, the SNP Government is standing up for low income households in Stirling and helping relieve the financial pressures caused by Coronavirus.”
|No. of CTR recipients June 2020||No. of CTR recipients March 2020||CTR Weekly income forgone est. (£’000s) June 2020|
|Argyll and Bute||7,130||6,580||117|
|City of Edinburgh||36,310||32,740||564|
|Dumfries and Galloway||14,240||13,280||198|
|Na h-Eileanan Siar||2,160||2,100||28|
|Perth and Kinross||8,340||8,090||129|