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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07906: Ross Thomson (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 14 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, in the event that local authorities raise more in non-domestic rates than the sum allocated to them in the local government settlement, whether they will retain the difference.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 21 March 2017

As each local authority retains all the business rates collected within their area, I can confirm that if a local authority raises more non-domestic rates than allocated to them in the local government finance settlement then they will retain that difference.