Date lodged: 31 August 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how much it has paid to (a) each local authority and (b) businesses in the hospitality sector in each local authority area under the 12.5% non-domestic rates relief cap.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 19 September 2017
The Scottish Government does not make payments to local authorities or business in respect of the 12.5 per cent real-terms cap on 2017-18 rates increases for the hospitality sector.
The estimated cost of the cap in terms of reduced non-domestic rates income, which is being met by the Scottish Government, is estimated to be around £37 million. Outturn data on the final costs of the relief will be available following returns from local authorities after the financial year end.