Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson says the SNP Government must support businesses across the region as almost 1,500 businesses wait on the outcome of their rates appeals.
The Non-Domestic Rates Revaluation Appeals 2018-19 Q2 report published by the Scottish Government shows that 1,427 businesses across Dumfries and Galloway are still waiting on the outcome of their business rate appeals.
The Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP says that a time when high streets across Dumfries and Galloway are in dire need of support, the SNP Government must speed up the appeals rates system.
Commenting Finlay Carson MSP said: “It is completely unacceptable that almost 1,500 businesses across Dumfries and Galloway are still waiting to hear on their business rate appeal.
“They have been left in no man’s land at a time when businesses need all the support they can get.
“It is clear that the SNP’s rates appeal system is not working for businesses across Dumfries and Galloway which sums up the SNP Government’s failure to support businesses locally.
“These figures should act as a wake up call to the SNP Government who must urgently speed up the appeals system.”