The Small Business Bonus Scheme, delivered by the SNP in 2008/09, supports local firms by reducing their rates liability or taking firms out of business rates altogether.
With businesses across Scotland receiving a total support relief of £240.663m last year, SNP MSP Colin Beattie has said the Scottish Government’s commitment to local jobs and communities across Midlothian is clear.
Commenting, local SNP MSP Colin Beattie said:
“These figures prove the success of the Small Business Bonus Scheme for firms across Midlothian and East Lothian.
“Businesses in Midlothian have benefitted from a massive £3.119m and East Lothian have benefitted from a massive £4.192m in rates support, providing stability for local jobs and communities and giving firms that valuable headroom to grow and thrive.
“While Labour and the Tories have no credible plans between them, the SNP is getting on with the job – creating a better business environment in Midothian and East Lothian, boosting employment and creating a business environment where local companies can flourish.”