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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-34831
Asked by: Keith Brown, Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 28 January 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how many businesses (a) are eligible for the Small Business Bonus Scheme and (b) have been exempt from paying non-domestic rates in the financial year 2020-21 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, in the Clackmannanshire local authority area.

Current status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 11 February 2021


Answer

Official statistics show that, at the snapshot date of 1 July 2020, there were:

850 recipients of the Small Business Bonus Scheme in Clackmannanshire Council, saving ratepayers around £2 million in 2020-21; and

170 recipients of the 100% Retail, Hospitality and Leisure (RHL) relief, in Clackmannanshire Council, saving ratepayers £3.79 million in 2020-21.