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Business Rates Relief Welcomed by Small Shops

Commenting on the changes to business rates announced by the Finance Secretary, John Swinney, within the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2010, John Drummond, Chief Executive of the Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF) said:

“We welcome these measures which help to continue to develop a fairer rates system in which small shops do not lose out to the supermarkets.

“Increasing the thresholds for the Small Business Bonus Scheme will be welcomed by many small shops, providing them with additional resources to plough back into their businesses during these challenging economic times.”