>> Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Commenting on today's announcement by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay which further extends the support available to businesses following the recent revaluation of business premises by the Independent Assessor, Aberdeenshire Council Co-Leader Richard Thomson said:
"This is a substantial victory for the lobbying which went on in public by the business community and in private by SNP politicians. It shows what can be achieved by reasoned argument rather than the sound and fury we’ve seen from the Tories, who have voted against mitigation measures at every turn both locally and nationally.
“Aberdeenshire Council is currently inviting views from local businesses on how best to shape our own £3 million local relief scheme. Today's announcement boosts what was already a substantial package of support for North East businesses and will allow us to assist more businesses across more sectors than would otherwise have been the case."