New figures released by the Scottish Government have shown that in East Renfrewshire, 4,470 households were supported through the council tax reduction scheme in December 2023.

The council tax reduction scheme, which the SNP introduced in 2013, has saved Scottish households over £3.5 billion in the past decade with the average home seeing £800 come off their bills per year.

Across Scotland one in five households, over 460,000, receive council tax reduction support. This is in addition to every household in Scotland being supported through the Scottish Government’s fully funded council tax freeze.

Commenting, Tom Arthur, SNP MSP for Renfrewshire South said:

“Supporting people through the cost of living crisis is the SNP-led Government’s top priority – and these figures show that the council tax reduction scheme is helping people in East Renfrewshire.

“4,470 households in East Renfrewshire are being supported by this scheme. This is on top of every single home in East Renfrewshire benefitting from having their council tax frozen in the next year.

“In the face of economic incompetence from Westminster the SNP is delivering the support people need to get through the cost of living crisis and protect household budgets.”

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