The total council tax bill for the north and north east is poised to increase by more than £15million in 2019/20, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay indicated last night.
Flood-hit communities in the north-east have been left "high and dry" by the Scottish Government's draft budget.
Derek Mackay said his budget would support City Region Deals for Aberdeen and Inverness as well as growth deals for Moray, Argyll and Bute and the islands.
Brexit cast a long shadow over Derek Mackay’s budget when he stood up at Holyrood to announce his tax and spend plans for 2019/20.
Derek Mackay revealed the business rates cap for north-east offices will be maintained in a budget that also saw the scrapping of the so-called Amazon tax.
The tax gap between Scotland and the rest of the UK will widen after Derek Mackay unveiled a budget that failed to pass on the UK Government’s income tax breaks for higher earners.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay made health and education key priorities of his budget, investing hundreds of millions of pounds in initiatives designed to cut waiting lists and raise school standards.
Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has outlined his tax and spending plans for the country for 2019-20.
More than 20 trade organisations have joined forces in an attempt to persuade Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay to ditch plans for a new out-of-town business rates levy.
Aberdeenshire Council leader Jim Gifford has written to the Finance Secretary Derek Mackay to urge him to prioritise local authority funding in the upcoming budget.
Just 7% of companies in Aberdeen are paying lower business rates now compared to before last year’s shake-up, according to new documents.
Death, taxes and a post-Budget spat between the UK and Scottish governments.
The Scottish Government has launched a new economic action plan, which includes an £18 million fund for advanced manufacturing and the piloting of two new “productivity clubs” for businesses.
Police have renewed an appeal for information to locate a man from Invergordon who is considered to be a risk to the public.
Leading business group urges Scottish Government to take ‘swift action’ to halt decline in Scottish retailing
A leading business group is today urging the Scottish Government to take “swift action” to halt a decline in Scottish retailing.
Scotland’s independent schools have blasted plans for them to start paying business rates, saying they “make no sense”.
Soaring business rates have “strangled” the north-east’s economy, it has been claimed.
Scottish Government’s finance minister pledges to consider Moray’s plight when making budget decisions
The Scottish Government’s finance minister Derek Mackay has pledged to continue work to examine fairer funding solution for councils.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay believes a new business park in Moray will allow the region to punch its weight against Aberdeen and Inverness.
A council chief has slammed the Scottish Government for ignoring pleas to help pay for a £333 million exhibition centre while considering contributing to a similar project in Glasgow.
A Scottish Government minister has been pressed to deliver a funding boost for Moray during a visit to the region today.
Nicola Sturgeon wielded the axe yesterday as she delivered the most radical reshuffle and restructure of the Cabinet in the 11 years since the SNP took power.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said yesterday he would launch a consultation on a major overhaul of business rates within weeks.
Aberdeen’s council co-leaders are holding crunch talks with Finance Secretary Derek Mackay over a “missing” £1.6 million in the council’s funding settlement.
Hotels in the north-east could have to wait until next year to find out if controversial rates rises will be overturned.
Scottish income tax entered a new era on Friday as the system diverged from that of the rest of the UK.
Aberdeen council leaders have claimed that Finance Secretary Derek Mackay “misled parliament” in an ongoing row over government funding.
A north-east politician has claimed that companies affected by soaring business rates are facing a “shockingly slow” wait for their appeals to be processed.
Political parties from across Moray have united to make the case for extra cash for the region from the Scottish Government.
Moray councillors will meet Finance Secretary Derek Mackay today to press for a new formula to calculate funding for local authorities.
Fishing chiefs accuse Scottish Government of neglecting processing industry in face of business rates rises
Fishing chiefs have accused the Scottish Government of neglecting the north-east’s “declining” processing industry in the face of a massive business rates bill.
The Scottish Government has been urged to scrap business rate rules which could force the closure of one of the few cash machines left in a Moray town.