4th Report, 2012 (Session 4): Subordinate Legislation

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LGR/S4/12/R4

4th Report, 2012 (Session 4)

Subordinate Legislation

Remit and membership

Remit:

To consider and report on a) the financing and delivery of local government and local services, and b) planning, and c) matters relating to regeneration falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment.

Membership:

Joe Fitzpatrick (Convener)
Anne McTaggart
Margaret Mitchell
John Pentland
Kevin Stewart (Deputy Convener)
David Torrance

Committee Clerking Team:

Clerk to the Committee
Eugene Windsor

Senior Assistant Clerk
Euan Donald

Assistant Clerk
Seán Wixted

Committee Assistant
Fiona Ives

 

 

Subordinate Legislation

The Committee reports to the Parliament as follows—

Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/29)

1. The Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/29) was laid before the Parliament on 9 February 2012. The instrument is subject to the negative procedure.

2. This instrument makes provision that from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2015 a flat rate poundage supplement will apply to retail properties in Scotland with a rateable value of £300,000 or more that are licensed to sell alcohol, and also registered to sell tobacco products.

3. The supplement which will apply will be 9.3 pence per pound of rateable value in 2012-13, and 13 pence per pound in each of 2013-14 and 2014-15. This additional income raised from this supplement, which is estimated to be £25m in 2012-13 and £35m in each of 2013-14 and 2014-15, is intended to contribute towards the cost of supporting the Scottish Government’s preventative spend measures.

4. A motion to annul this instrument was lodged by Margaret Mitchell MSP on 29 February 2012.

5. At its meeting on 7 March 2012, the Local Government and Regeneration Committee considered the instrument. The Committee took evidence on the instrument from the Minister for Local Government and Planning, Derek Mackay MSP.

6. Margaret Mitchell MSP moved motion S4M-02155—

That the Local Government and Regeneration Committee recommends that the Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/29) be annulled.

7. Following a debate the motion was disagreed to by division: For 1, Against 5, Abstentions 0.

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