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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-19240: ()

Date lodged: 5 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many businesses in each local authority area have paid non-domestic rates in each of the last five years.

Answered by: Kate Forbes 25 October 2018

The following table presents estimates of the number of ratepayers by local authority for the years 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018. Calculations are based on the Assessors' Valuation Roll and Local Authority property-level billing information. Since no property-level billing information is available for the years 2014 and 2017 these years have been omitted.

Local Authority

2012

2013

2015

2016

2018

Aberdeen

5,900

5,700

5,900

6,000

7,000

Aberdeenshire

4,200

4,200

4,300

4,600

5,800

Angus

1,900

1,800

1,700

1,800

2,100

Argyll & Bute

3,200

3,000

2,900

3,100

3,800

Clackmannanshire

700

700

700

700

900

Dumfries & Galloway

3,600

3,400

3,400

3,300

3,600

Dundee City

3,300

2,900

2,800

2,900

2,900

East Ayrshire

1,800

1,800

1,800

1,800

1,900

East Dunbartonshire

1,300

1,300

1,200

1,300

1,200

East Lothian

1,400

1,400

1,400

1,400

1,400

East Renfrewshire

900

900

800

900

900

Edinburgh, City of

12,300

12,400

11,900

12,000

13,400

Eilean Siar

700

700

800

800

1,000

Falkirk

2,600

2,600

2,400

2,400

2,700

Fife

6,200

5,900

5,900

6,300

6,000

Glasgow City

14,000

13,400

12,800

13,200

14,300

Highland

6,900

6,400

6,400

6,500

8,800

Inverclyde

1,100

1,100

1,100

1,100

1,200

Midlothian

1,500

1,600

1,500

1,500

1,700

Moray

1,800

1,600

1,700

1,800

2,300

North Ayrshire

2,000

1,900

2,100

2,100

2,200

North Lanarkshire

5,800

5,200

5,400

5,400

5,300

Orkney Islands

600

600

600

600

700

Perth & Kinross

3,500

3,400

3,600

3,600

3,900

Renfrewshire

3,100

3,000

3,000

3,300

6,700

Scottish Borders

2,500

2,500

2,400

2,500

2,800

Shetland Islands

700

700

700

700

1,000

South Ayrshire

2,300

2,200

2,200

2,200

2,300

South Lanarkshire

5,200

5,200

5,200

5,500

6,000

Stirling

2,200

2,100

2,300

2,200

2,500

West Dunbartonshire

1,400

1,500

1,400

1,600

1,500

West Lothian

3,100

3,200

3,200

3,400

3,600

Scotland

108,000

104,200

103,400

106,400

121,100

Source: Assessors' Valuation Roll, Local Authority Billing Information