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Rates headaches continue for trade

By Matthew Lynas LOCAL authorities have been left scrambling to implement the temporary cap on business rates increases for the hospitality industry with …

Trade must apply to councils for rates relief

‘Real terms’ cap means 14.75% ceiling on increases By Matthew Lynas ON-TRADE operators awaiting business rates relief under the Scottish Government’s cap …

Rates cap is a ‘short term fix’

Licensees urged to continue challenging rateable values Licensees have welcomed Derek Mackay’s cap on rates increases, but expressed concern that it will …

Cap brings rates reprieve for trade

Campaign to have entire system overhauled continues By Gillian McKenzie The 12-month cap on rates rises of 12.5% has been welcomed by trade groups, which say …

Holyrood to cap rates increases

SCOTTISH finance minister Derek Mackay has announced that any increases in business rates from April 1 will be capped at 12.5% for hospitality businesses. The …

Groups will meet ministers on rates

Trade bodies secure appointment with finance secretary By Dave Hunter A COALITION of trade groups will visit Holyrood next week to meet with finance minister …