The Caithness Business Index has posted the following article:

Making Scotland The Best Place To Invest

[IMG][/IMG] In a UK first, new properties will not pay Business Rates until they are occupied and their tenant will not pay for the first 12 months thereafter, Cabinet Secretary for Finance Derek Mackay has today announced. Revealing plans to go further than the recommendations of the Barclay Review in a statement to Parliament, Mr Mackay said the Scottish Government will introduce a Business Growth Accelerator - which will also free all improved business premises from increases in their rates bill for one year. [Read Full Article]