Local Government Finance

MoneyThis section gives information on how to access statistics relating to Local Government Finance. We are responsible for collecting, analysing and disseminating data on local government income and expenditure, covering revenue and capital spending, council tax and non-domestic rates.

You may browse directly our Publications or Datasets lists for specific information. If you can't find what you're looking for, use the search tools on the Search Statistics page or contact us directly for more information.

The Statistical News Releases page includes those releases related to the Local Government Finance topic.

Local Government Finance statistics in more detail

Current Publications

Our most recent publications are:


Scottish Local Government Financial Statistics 2012-13 (Published 25 February 2014)


Non Domestic Rates Revaluation Appeals 2013-14 Quarter 3 (Published 20 February 2014)


Council Tax Reduction: Caseload and Expenditure, Scotland. April - September 2013 (Published 16 December 2013)


Non Domestic Rates Relief Statistics for Small Business in Scotland 2013 (Published 30th October 2013)


Council Tax Collection Statistics 2012-13 - (Published 20 June 2013)


Provisional Outturn 2012-13 and Budget Estimates 2013-14 (Published 31 May 2013)


In addition to those publications listed above, local government capital expenditure data is published in Scottish Local Authority Capital Expenditure.


Future Publications

The provisional timetable for our next set of publications is as follows:


  • Non Domestic Rates Revaluation Appeals 2013-14 Quarter 4 - May 2014
  • Provisional Outturn 2013-14 and Budget Estimates 2014-15 - May 2014
  • Council Tax Collection Statistics 2013-14 - June 2014



Further Information

Recent statistical publications on Local Government Finance, including background information, and other selected sources.


Background data and tables are available in Excel format.


Data Supplier Area
Guidance and forms for our data suppliers.


Methods and Background
Methodology and background information to Local Government Finance statistics.


Consultation - ScotStat
Consultation and planning arrangements for Local Government Finance statistical collections.


Related Areas and Links
Associated areas on the Scottish Government website, and other key links for further information.


Our contact information.