Aberdeenshire Council is poised to abandon controversial plans to create a trust to run local sports centres, libraries and museums – just weeks after approving the shake-up.
Businesses in the north-east will continue to benefit from rates relief measures as well as a new package of support.
The Scottish Government last night performed a U-turn on plans for a rates raid that could have led to the closure of sports centres, museums and libraries in northern Scotland.
Sports centres, libraries and museums in the north and north-east are facing the threat of closure because of a “devastating” multimillion pound rates bombshell.
The managing director of Sport Aberdeen has said he is “disheartened” and “alarmed” by the outcome of a wide-ranging business rates review.
A major shake-up of sport and leisure across Aberdeenshire which could save the council £1million a year has been thrown into chaos after it was branded a tax avoidance scheme.