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Transport (Scotland) Act 2001

Section 59 Non-domestic rating exemption

104.This section amends the Valuation and Rating (Scotland) Act 1956 to ensure that roads which are part of a charging scheme do not become liable for non-domestic rates. Further, it provides that buildings (apart from office buildings) that are solely used in connection with a charging scheme are exempt from non-domestic rates. This is required to exclude the necessary road side equipment structures associated with a charging scheme, such as gantries, booths or buildings housing electronic equipment.

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