Non-Domestic Rates

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 13th November 2001.

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Photo of Tricia Marwick Tricia Marwick Scottish National Party

Question S1W-19487

To ask the Scottish Executive how many, and what percentage of, businesses will pay a business rates surcharge in order to fund the small business rates relief scheme, broken down by local authority area.

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Question S1W-19488

To ask the Scottish Executive how many, and what percentage of, businesses will benefit from a reduction in their business rates following the implementation of the small business rates relief scheme, broken down by local authority area.

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Based on the proposals put forward in May in the Scottish Executive Consultation Paper Rate Relief for Small Businesses , businesses occupying a property with a rateable value of £10,000 or less, subject to certain criteria, would benefit from a general rate relief scheme. The table shows the number of all non-domestic properties above and below the £10,000 rateable value threshold by local authority area. This provides an indication of the numbers and percentage of businesses likely to benefit from the scheme.

Rateable Value of Business Properties by Local Authority Area.

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Number of business properties

Number of businesses by rateable value (RV)

Local authority area

All RV’s

< £10,000

% of total for area

> £10,000

% of total for area

Aberdeen

8,318

4,379

53%

3,939

47%

Aberdeenshire

8,742

7,042

81%

1,700

19%

Angus

4,438

3,490

79%

948

21%

Argyll & Bute

6,666

5,659

85%

1,007

15%

Clackmannan

1,363

984

72%

379

28%

Dumfries & Galloway

7,965

6,692

84%

1,273

16%

Dundee

5,356

3,431

64%

1,925

36%

East Ayrshire

3,814

2,770

73%

1,044

27%

East Dunbartonshire

2,168

1,339

62%

829

38%

East Lothian

2,912

2,308

79%

604

21%

East Renfrew

1,616

1,004

62%

612

38%

Edinburgh

17,807

10,855

61%

6,952

39%

Falkirk

4,483

2,991

67%

1,492

33%

Fife

11,553

7,986

69%

3,567

31%

Glasgow

25,435

15,685

62%

9,750

38%

Highland

14,394

11,861

82%

2,533

18%

Inverclyde

2,290

1,497

65%

793

35%

Midlothian

2,312

1,647

71%

665

29%

Moray

4,046

3,313

82%

733

18%

North Ayrshire

4,701

3,442

73%

1,259

27%

North Lanarkshire

8,566

5,305

62%

3,261

38%

Orkney

1,699

1,496

88%

203

12%

Perth

6,554

4,866

74%

1,688

26%

Renfrewshire

5,331

3,256

61%

2,075

39%

Scottish Borders

6,109

5,065

83%

1,044

17%

Shetland

1,751

1,451

83%

300

17%

South Ayrshire

4,340

2,988

69%

1,352

31%

South Lanarkshire

8,853

5,521

62%

3,332

38%

Stirling

4,189

2,967

71%

1,222

29%

West Dunbartonshire

2,607

1,628

62%

979

38%

West Lothian

4,584

2,926

64%

1,658

36%

Western Isles

2,014

1,791

89%

223

11%

Scotland Total

196,976

137,635

70%

59,341

30%

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