• Kenneth Gibson MSP

Voting SNP benefits North Ayrshire's Local Businesses


Throughout the pandemic and beyond, the SNP has continued to support businesses to the maximum extent possible.

  • The SNP Government was the only one in the UK to offer 100% COVID-19 rates relief for the past two years.

  • Scotland currently has both the lowest business rates poundage in the UK at 49.8 pence and the most generous relief schemes.

  • The total value of all Non-Domestic Rate reliefs awarded in Scotland as at 01 June 2021 was £1,236 million, of which £1,117 million was awarded to properties receiving 100% relief .

  • There were 4,290 properties receiving one or more reliefs in North Ayrshire.

  • Recipients received total support of £22.3 million.  

  • As at 01 July, the number of properties receiving 100% relief in North Ayrshire was 3,980.

  • The value of reliefs awarded to properties receiving 100% relief in North Ayrshire was £20.8 million.   

  • Between 2011/12 and June 2021, non-domestic rate relief has cumulatively saved ratepayers in North Ayrshire around £169.3 million.

The SNP is committed to maintaining the Small Business Bonus – ensuring that 112,000 Scottish properties subject to non-domestic rates will pay nothing this year.

An SNP run North Ayrshire Council will continue to support local economies in their recovery from the pandemic.

Your SNP Councillors will consider the needs of local businesses, communities and households and target support to maximise economic recovery.

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