UKH reacts to Scottish Budget
06 February 2020
Posted by: Pernille Thomsen
Commenting on today’s Budget, UKHospitality Executive Director for Scotland Willie Macleod said:
“We are pleased the Scottish Government has outlined a number of positive measures which will support hospitality businesses. The decision to introduce a new intermediate rate on properties with a rateable value between £51,000 and £95,000 will provide much-needed relief for thousands of Scottish businesses, but we hope it is a first step to reducing the unfair burden on all hospitality businesses.
“We also welcome the £201 million that has been set aside for city funding and growth deals, which will provide a boost to Scotland’s cities, helping to attract both domestic and international tourists. The commitment to support a move towards a low carbon economy is a positive step and we look forward to engaging with Government on how hospitality can play its part in this.
“An increase in rail and bus funding is great news, supporting rural tourism and its workforce, helping to further boost growth across the economy.”
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