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S5W-01315: Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 7 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to its announcement to end the vacant non-domestic property water charge exemption, how much of the predicted £15 million charge will be raised in each local authority.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 20 July 2016

Licensed providers, also known as retailers, are responsible for billing and collecting charges from non-domestic properties across Scotland. The £15 million additional revenue was calculated on an all-Scotland basis based on data held by Scottish Assessors Valuation Roll on 1 April 2013. It has been broken down by local authority area in the following table:

Local Authority

Predicted Revenue (£ millions)

Aberdeen City

0.8

Aberdeenshire

0.2

Angus

0.2

Argyll and Bute

0.1

Clackmannanshire

0.1

Dumfries and Galloway

0.2

Dundee City

0.7

East Ayrshire

0.1

East Dunbartonshire

0.1

East Lothian

0.1

East Renfrewshire

0.1

Edinburgh, City of

2.9

Eilean Siar

0.0

Falkirk

0.3

Fife

1.2

Glasgow City

3.5

Highland

0.4

Inverclyde

0.1

Midlothian

0.2

Moray

0.1

North Ayrshire

0.2

North Lanarkshire

0.9

Orkney Islands

0.0

Perth and Kinross

0.2

Renfrewshire

0.6

Scottish Borders

0.0

Shetland Islands

0.0

South Ayrshire

0.3

South Lanarkshire

0.6

Stirling

0.3

West Dunbartonshire

0.1

West Lothian

0.9

Total

15.6

Source: Scottish Assessors Valuation Roll, 1st April 2013