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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5O-01202: Andy Wightman (Lothian)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 30 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on locally-controlled taxation of vacant and derelict land.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 6 September 2017

Vacant and derelict land is already subject to local taxation in the form of non-domestic rates, subject to certain statutory exemptions and reliefs.

We received Ken Barclay’s review of non-domestic rates on 22 August, and as promised will respond swiftly. That process started in yesterday’s Programme for Government and will continue with my statement to Parliament next week.