Tom Arthur, MSP for Renfrewshire South, has welcomed new analysis which shows that under the SNP Scotland has the lowest levels of council tax in the UK.
In 2023/24, the average household in Scotland will pay £1,301.89 in council tax – significantly less than the £1,854.05 in Wales and £1,579.32 in England. In real terms, this is over £100 less per year than when the SNP came to Government in 2007.
The SNP-led Government is committed to putting money directly into the pockets of people in Renfrewshire South, which is why council tax is cheaper in Scotland across every single band than in other parts of the UK.
SNP MSP Tom Arthur has welcomed these figures alongside the recent commitment to freeze council tax next year as the Scottish Government supports households through the cost-of-living crisis.
Tom Arthur MSP said:
“During this Westminster inflicted cost of living crisis the SNP-led Government is doing everything possible to support households in Renfrewshire South – and it cannot be underestimated how important these additional hundreds of pounds make to struggling families.”
“Keeping council tax low has remained a priority throughout the SNP’s time in Government and I welcome these figures which show year after year people in Scotland pay the lowest levels in the UK.”
“While Westminster economic chaos continues to harm Scotland’s interest – the SNP-led Government is taking direct action, such as freezing council tax, to support our constituents through the cost-of-living crisis.”