Fife Council is the only local authority to give evidence to Scotland’s review of business rates
Fife Council has given formal evidence to the Barclay Review of Business Rates after raising concerns about the impact on local businesses.
It’s the only stand-alone local authority to present evidence on business rates, alongside organisations such as COSLA (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities), SOLACE (Society of Local Authority Chief Executives), IRRV (rates practitioners) and the Scottish Local Government Partnership.
Topics up for discussion were:
Avoidance – views on avoidance and possible measures to tackle this
Reliefs/ exemptions – the range of current reliefs and exemptions offered
Billing and Collection – by councils
Incentivisation of Councils
Interaction between rates and Economic Development