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Thread: Sporting Rates for Scottish landowners

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    Sporting Rates for Scottish landowners

    Landowners in Scotland have now received questionnaires for them to complete wanting lots of detail about any sporting activities on their land and benefit to themselves and others to assess how much in rates they should be charged.

    Yet another great thought out piece of legislation by the Scottish numpty party, that will drive yet more people away from Scotland. The costs of the rates will be passed to all those who enjoy their sport.

    discuss

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    Who on earth answers these things in any other way than one that makes the business look like a loss!?
    the problem is not the questionnaire it's the application of non domestic rates on the the sporting income of the estate

    the stupid thing is that several organisations have already said that the cost of the administration and collecting of the data required to recover the new tax outweighs the revenue likely to be recovered!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    the stupid thing is that several organisations have already said that the cost of the administration and collecting of the data required to recover the new tax outweighs the revenue likely to be recovered!
    That would only be a stupid thing if the purpose of the tax were indeed to raise revenue.

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    Oh of course money comes in, but there are other factors to be considered: stamp duty, window tax, swamp insurance, hen food, dog biscuits, cow ointment – the expenses are endless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord V View Post
    Oh of course money comes in, but there are other factors to be considered: stamp duty, window tax, swamp insurance, hen food, dog biscuits, cow ointment – the expenses are endless.
    Ball gel for the ghillies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavarianbrit View Post
    Ball gel for the ghillies?

    You will be told to employ female ghillies to cut that cost!

    David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalua View Post
    That would only be a stupid thing if the purpose of the tax were indeed to raise revenue.
    Nail on the head. The SNP government and its media camp-followers are only interested in bashing the "toffs" as they see them. Their hard-core leftist beliefs are in the same mold as Zimbabwe and Venezuela and will result in the same state. The Chinese now refer to them as the "Scottish Shambles" (http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ch...pped-qmr7cjf3c ) so you can imagine just how keen the EU would be to welcome such a basket-case for membership!

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    So you can imagine just how keen the EU would be to welcome such a basket-case for membership!
    Oh, I don't know,at least it'd give even the Roumanians someone to look down on...

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    Seen that they have had the forms in Tayside but we haven't seen anything for Grampian yet.

    Could be a big problem and have been doing quite a lot of work leading up to this (with the very limited information that we have available). There are a lot of leases that put the rates onto the tenant so well worth checking out any wording for re-negotiations.

    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalahari View Post
    You will be told to employ female ghillies to cut that cost!

    David.

    Don't joke - they want all boards of companies, governors of schools or institutions and club committees to be 50/50 represented by male and female by 20/20. Its Mrs Mugabes 50/50 by 2020 policy.

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