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.