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