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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-11097: Maurice Golden (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 6 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it carried out of the potential impact that a rise in business rates would have on the commercial and industrial property rental market.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 20 September 2017

The Scottish Government has reduced non-domestic rates bills this year by cutting the poundage, limiting the extent of the large business supplement and expanding the Small Business Bonus Scheme - as well as targeting further support in light of the 2017 revaluation.

The Scottish Government has now also responded to the Barclay review of non-domestic rates, committing to a range of measures to support investment, development and growth. The impacts of all changes are considered carefully informed by wide-ranging engagement with industry.