04 February 2020
Tracy Black, CBI Scotland Director, said:
“Scottish firms will be relieved to see common sense prevail with the Uniform Business Rate being protected, avoiding further complications to the business rates system. As the economy continues to stutter, businesses have long called on politicians to support a simplified rates system that encourages greater investment.
“With the Scottish Budget on the horizon, there’s still more to be done to ensure Scotland has a truly competitive rates system. Bringing the Large Business Supplement into line with the rest of the UK would stop businesses in Scotland being at a competitive disadvantage and send a strong signal about Scotland as a place to invest and do business.”