Budget Update

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 9th December 2020.

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Photo of Mark McDonald Mark McDonald Independent

The cabinet secretary is aware that businesses in Aberdeen pay higher business rates than businesses of equivalent size in many other local authorities, due to historical economic conditions that perhaps do not currently exist. A number of businesses have therefore missed out on business support because of nationally applied thresholds.

When she considers local delivery, will the cabinet secretary also consider local flexibility around rateable values to ensure that businesses in my constituency do not miss out on support?