Business Rates

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 23rd February 2006.

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Photo of Brian Monteith Brian Monteith Independent

Question S2W-22884

To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take in order to meet its commitment to halve the gap between the Scottish and English non-domestic rate poundage from 1 April 2006.

Photo of Tom McCabe Tom McCabe Labour

From 1 April 2006 we are making an estimated £90 million available to meet our commitment to reduce the existing poundage gap by half. We have committed to close the gap fully in April 2007.

The Scottish non-domestic rate poundage for 2006-07 will be 44.9p. In 2005-06, the Scottish poundage rate was 46.1p and the English poundage rate was 41.5p. This is a difference of 4.6p. In 2006-07 the Scottish poundage rate will be 44.9p and the English poundage rate will be 42.6p. This is a difference of 2.3p, which is half of 4.6p.

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