Date lodged: 3 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has done on the likely impact of business rate increases on the (a) number of rooftop solar cell and panel projects and (b) amount of energy produced by rooftop solar cells and panels.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 16 November 2016
Non-domestic rates liabilities have not yet been finalised for 2017. The revaluation by independent Assessors will update the rateable value of non-domestic properties, in line with rental values. The Scottish Government will bring forward legislation for the 2017-18 rates poundage and any changes to reliefs in due course, having considered the revaluation effect across sectors.