Date lodged: 13 April 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how much business rates relief has cumulatively saved businesses since 2007, broken down by local authority area.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 1 May 2018
Non-domestic (business) rate relief has saved ratepayers around £4.5 billion cumulatively between 2009-10 and 2015-16.
The following table sets out the cumulative amount of business rates relief awarded between 2009-10 and 2016-17 at a local authority level based on audited figures collected by local authorities.
Data on business rate relief prior to 2009-10 is not available at a local authority level, and data relating to 2017-18 will be published in February 2019 as part of the Scottish Local Government Financial Statistics 2017-18 publication.
Cumulative Non-Domestic Rates Relief Paid (2009-10 to 2016-17) by Local Authority
Cumulative Relief (£m)
Cumulative Relief (£ m)
Argyll & Bute
Dumfries & Galloway
Perth & Kinross
Edinburgh, City of
Note - Estimates include mandatory and discretionary elements of relief where applicable (funded by Scottish Government), but excludes backdated payments of relief and discretionary relief paid directly from local authorities.