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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-05016: John Lamont (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 24 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider introducing business rates relief for local newspapers.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 8 December 2016

We keep all our business rate reliefs under active review. The Small Business Bonus Scheme now removes or substantially reduces rates for over 100,000 properties, including local newspaper premises, and will be expanded further from 2017 to lift 100,000 properties out of rates altogether.