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.
A cash-strapped council will have to find £20million to balance the books over the next year.
Finance secretary Derek Mackay has insisted the Scottish Government treats local government “very fairly” as he was grilled by MSPs in Aberdeen yesterday.
An affluent north-east constituency will be one of the worst hit by the Scottish Government’s income tax increase, according to its MP.
Businesses in the north-east expecting to benefit from a 12.5% rates cap could still face actual increases in bills of up to 33%, according to new analysis of the Scottish budget.
The SNP manifesto for the Holyrood election last included a clear, unequivocal pledge not to raise income tax for basic rate payers.
The Scottish Government's finance secretary Derek Mackay has revealed his draft Budget for 2018-19.
Council chiefs in Aberdeen are steeling themselves for an “economic Armageddon” amid fears up to £35million could be cut from its funding package today.
Aberdeen City Council will shell out more than £1million extra on business rates this year following a controversial revaluation.
The chancellor is expected to announce that Britain is at the forefront of a technological revolution in the Budget today.
A record 104,000 firms throughout Scotland are benefiting from the Small Business Bonus Scheme (SBBS) this tax year, the Scottish Government said yesterday.