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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-21534: John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 7 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many businesses in each local authority area will be exempt from business rates in 2019-20.

Answered by: Kate Forbes 27 February 2019

The Scottish Government does not make forecasts of the number of properties that will be exempt from non-domestic rates in future years. The table below presents the estimated number of properties exempt from non-domestic rates in 2018-19. Exempted properties include those receiving 100% rates relief, and properties with a zero rateable value. Non-domestic properties that are not listed on the Valuation Roll, such as agricultural processing facilities, are not included in the following table.

Updated information for 2019-20 will be available in autumn 2019.

Local authority

Properties

Aberdeen City

2,900

Aberdeenshire

8,900

Angus

3,800

Argyll & Bute

6,000

Clackmannanshire

800

Dumfries & Galloway    

7,200

Dundee City

3,300

East Ayrshire

2,800

East Dunbartonshire      

1,400

East Lothian

2,300

East Renfrewshire

1,000

Edinburgh, City of

9,900

Eilean Siar

1,800

Falkirk

2,700

Fife

8,800

Glasgow City

14,800

Highland

12,000

Inverclyde

1,300

Midlothian

1,500

Moray

3,200

North Ayrshire

3,400

North Lanarkshire

5,300

Orkney Islands

2,000

Perth & Kinross

6,200

Renfrewshire

3,400

Scottish Borders

5,900

Shetland Islands

1,600

South Ayrshire

3,200

South Lanarkshire

4,700

Stirling

3,400

West Dunbartonshire

1,600

West Lothian

3,100

Scotland

140,200

Source: Assessors' Valuation Roll, Local Authority Billing information.