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Council Tax Bands (Appeals Procedure)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 15th March 2012.

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Photo of Derek Mackay Derek Mackay Scottish National Party

Some boards are considering appeals that are outwith the time limit that Mr Lyle describes. I repeat that it is not for ministers to instruct local organisations. The issue would be for the courts and, if relevant, the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman. We expect the law to be interpreted appropriately and consistently throughout the country. Mr Lyle might want to direct further inquiries to the organisation that I have mentioned.