Tag: business rates

Scottish Parliament
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Finance Secretary embraces rates reform

The Scottish Government will seek to implement the “vast majority” of the Barclay Review's 30 recommendations for overhauling...

Antony Begley
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When costs keep rising, something has to give

It’s a simple fact that the cost of doing business just keeps on rising in local retailing, and...

Calculator
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Coping with the rising cost of doing business

With a perfect storm of constantly rising costs and constantly falling margins, more and more retailers are finding...

busy high street
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Rates standing in the way of growth?

Fresh indicators place Scotland near the top of the ‘room for retail growth’ charts. Yet the continuing issue...

Pete Cheema
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SGF welcomes retailer-friendly budget proposals

Scottish Grocers Federation has broadly welcomed several key measures announced in the Scottish government’s draft budget for 2017-2018....

Pete Cheema
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Take c-stores out of business rates, urges SGF

The Scottish Grocers Federation has called for more small businesses – including convenience store retailers – to be...

Shopping baskets
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Rates hikes ‘holding back’ retail industry

Business rates in Scotland are set to increase from Friday (1st April), as the main poundage rate rises...

Woman shopping
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SRC seeks rates reform as retail sales fall

The value of retail sales contracted in Scotland in the final quarter of 2015 and for last year...

Pound coins
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Business unites to call for rates reform

In an open letter published in The Herald newspaper today (10th November), 41 firms and business representative organisations...

Shoppers
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Change to business rates ‘missed opportunity’

The Scottish Retail Consortium has described the recent announcement by Deputy First Minister John Swinney that local authorities...