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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04116: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 28 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential impact on the UK solar power market of the proposed rise in business rates in 2017 for organisations investing in rooftop solar power for their own consumption.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 8 November 2016

Non-domestic rates liabilities have not yet been finalised for 2017. The revaluation by independent Assessors will update the rateable value of non-domestic properties, in line with rental values. The Scottish Government will bring forward legislation for the 2017-18 rates poundage and any changes to reliefs in due course, having considered the revaluation effect across sectors.