Barclay Review

22 Aug 2017

Karen Betts, Scotch Whisky Association chief executive, said: "We welcome the Barclay Review as an important step towards a fairer, transparent and more competitive business rates system in Scotland.  More regular revaluations, a review of the plant and machinery rules, and a reduction in the large business supplement would all be positive steps to offer business certainty.  The recent revaluation meant an average 9% rise in Scotch Whisky industry site rates bills and we now look forward to working with the Scottish Government and others on improvements to the regime."