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S5W-07505: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 23 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitution on 21 February 2017 (Official Report, c. 18), what its plans are for dealing with future business rates increases in light of the 12.5% cap being for one year only.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 7 March 2017

The measures to introduce a 12.5% cap on business rate increases for hotels, pubs, restaurants and cafes and Aberdeen / Aberdeenshire offices will apply for 2017-18 and we will consider if any future support is required in due course.