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Council Tax (Second Homes)

Part of Finance and Public Services and Communities – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:00 pm on 16th September 2004.

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Photo of Maureen Macmillan Maureen Macmillan Labour 2:00 pm, 16th September 2004

I know that rural councils appreciate what has now happened and the fact that they will be able to use the money for housing. However, Highland Council wonders why 10 per cent is being retained and why it cannot completely abolish the discount and keep all the money for housing.