Voice Scotland Position Paper: Nursery business rates

Voice Scotland's position paper in response to petition to Scottish Parliament


Voice Scotland

Summary:  Petition from Stephanie Dodds calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to abolish or freeze business rates for nurseries. Voice Scotland would submit that the position on business rates for nurseries requires to be reviewed and the cost of doing so factored into the 1140 expansion implementation plans in terms of the funding to be provided by Scottish Government. If private nurseries are put off from forming partnerships with local authorities, the success of the 1140 hours expansion will be in jeopardy.