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Question ref. S5W-36231
Asked by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 12 March 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how many people in Dundee it estimates will receive the Pandemic Support Payments of £130 for households receiving Council Tax Reduction, and when they will receive these payments.

Current status: Answered by Aileen Campbell on 22 March 2021


Answer

The £130 Pandemic Support Payment will be made to households in receipt of Council Tax Reduction and certain households who are either exempt from Council Tax or have no liability, including those in temporary accommodation and care leavers. Based on the latest data available on receipt of Council Tax Reduction, from January 2021, we anticipate that around 17,950 households in the Dundee City Council area will benefit from this measure.

The Scottish Government continue to engage with COSLA and local authorities on delivery of this new payment, which will be made by the end of summer 2021. Further detail, including eligibility and payment dates, will be published on mygov.scot in due course.