After months of consultation the Barclay Review has been presented to the Scottish ministers and made available to the public. Its aim was to review and make recommendations to enhance and reform Scotland’s rating system.
The current system certainly needs to change. It would be understandable for many to feel right now that the report hasn’t gone far enough. A number of its recommendations would not be introduced for a while, and certain issues, including the continuation of capping the rates liability for the hospitality and renewables sectors, remain outstanding.
Before the report was published we identified five key areas where change was needed. Rather than single out particular sectors or types of organisation we looked at areas where the burden was disproportionately high or the scope for improvement to benefit everyone was greatest.
Take a look at our 5 key areas to address >