Number of Cumbernauld housholders returning their census is slightly lower than national average it's emerged

The people of Cumbernauld have returned their census forms in time at a slightly lower rate than the national figure, it has emerged,

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Last week, the National Records of Scotland told the Cumbernauld News that 79 per cent of households had completed this cruicial piece of paperwork.

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The organisations stated that the remaning 21 percent had not done so have a legal responsibility to ensure that the form is completed by the end of the month. Those failing to comply could be fined £1000.

Help and support is available to those who have yet to complete the census at www.census.gov.scot or via the free helpline 0800 030 8308. Paper forms are also still available on request for those who need them.

Paul Lowe, NRS Chief Executive, said: “For those who have yet to complete the census, I would urge you to act now. We’re counting on people across Scotland to fill in their census so we have a full understanding of who lives in Scotland and what they need.”