Tag: business rates

Scottish Parliament
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Government confirms extent of growing rates burden

New official figures have revealed that the headline poundage/tax rate for business rates has reached its highest point...

Derek Mackay
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Business unites against proposed rates levy

Twenty-one of the country’s leading business organisations have written a joint letter to Scottish Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay...

David Lonsdale
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SRC seeks two-year freeze on headline poundage rate

The latest ONS Consumer Price Index (CPI) figure, published today (September 19), has revealed that inflation in August...

Scottish Parliament
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New business rates legislation on ScotGov’s agenda

The Scottish Government has signalled its intention to introduce a Non-Domestic Rates Bill to implement recommendations from the...

David Lonsdale
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SRC sounds alarm on proposed new business rates

The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has called on the Scottish Government to scrap plans to allow councils to...

David Lonsdale
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SRC seeks action as Scotland-only rates surcharge hits £38m

A Scotland-only business rates surcharge on medium-sized and larger commercial premises which has cost retailers over £24m since...

David Lonsdale
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SRC urges more local councils to act on business rates relief

The Scottish Retail Consortium has called on more local authorities to act to reduce business rates in their...

red budget box
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SRC asks Chancellor for a shoppers’ budget

The Scottish and British Retail Consortiums are looking to the Chancellor's upcoming Budget for action to support consumer...

Monopoly board with business rates values
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Last chance to appeal rating assessments

With the September 30 appeal deadline looming large, Scottish ratepayers are being warned of the need to seek...

David Lonsdale
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2 minutes of your time: David Lonsdale

As Scotland undertakes to reform its business rates system, the Barclay Review offers key insight into how that...