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Trade welcomes fresh rates recommendations

Finance secretary pledges to extend cap on increases for another year …

Disappointment at lack of rates reform

THE trade has expressed disappointment at the lack of reform suggested by the Barclay review of the business rates …

Business rates appeals rise

The number of appeals against the last non-domestic rates revaluation had increased on the previous round, new figures have shown. According to numbers …

Should councils control rates?

Trade split on suggestion local authorities should run the show By Dave Hunter The licensed trade is split over suggestions that all control of business rates …

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 …

Fighting rates rises for seven years

Ardrossan publican is a veteran of dealing with rateable values By Dave Hunter Derek Mackay’s recent U-turn on business rates may have brought a sigh of …

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 …

Trade groups take rates plea to the top of government

Organisations urge First Minister to intervene on rising rateable values HOSPITALITY and tourism trade groups have upped the ante in their bid to block …

Rates too big an issue to ignore

Comment by Gillian McKenzie AS trade issues go, business rates is right up there. From the way in which they are calculated – with pubs’ rateable values …

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