Non-domestic rates are a vital part of the funding that enables our local authorities to deliver the local services that people rely on. In the Local Government and Communities Committee’s evidence gathering in advance of this year’s Scottish Government budget, a key issue that was raised by witnesses was the financial cliff edge that local government faces. Therefore, ensuring that...
We can do both, I think, and I thank the minister for her constructive intervention. Another area is the urgent need for incentives for low-carbon investment. We urgently need to see new infrastructure for local heat and power schemes to create new opportunities for investment and to deliver new affordable low-carbon heat projects. Last month, Glasgow’s Councillor Anna Richardson made the...
I thank the witnesses who gave evidence to us and those who supported the committee’s evidence-gathering work.
Labour MSP for Lothian
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Also represented Edinburgh Central
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