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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-11087: Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 5 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-10151 by Derek Mackay on 4 August 2017, whether it will answer the question that was asked regarding what information it has on how many businesses in the North East Scotland parliamentary region have closed or downsized due to an increase in business rates, and for what reason it did not provide this information in its response.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 19 September 2017

As is commonly acknowledged, decisions by businesses in respect of their financial viability are subject to a wide range of cost pressures and cannot be measured against any single factor.