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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09067: Dean Lockhart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 27 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how much will be paid out in business rates relief in 2017-18, broken down by type of relief.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 11 May 2017

The following table sets out the estimated cost of non-domestic rates relief for 2017-18, broken down by type of relief.

Relief Type

Estimated Relief Cost 2017-18 (£million)*

Small Business Bonus Scheme

224

Charity

203

Empty Property

79

Disabled Persons

63

Transitional Relief

45

Religious

27

Sports Club

14

Rural

5

Renewable and District Heating

2

Enterprise Areas, New Start, Fresh Start

2

Hardship

1

TOTAL

663

* Estimates are rounded to the nearest million (total does not equal the sum of the individual relief figures due to rounding). Outturn figures will be available in due course.