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Scottish Government introduces Aggregates Tax Bill

Using powers devolved under the Scotland Act 2016, the new aggregates tax would replace the UK Aggregates Levy Using powers devolved under the Scotland Act 2016, the new aggregates tax would replace the UK Aggregates Levy

Devolved powers to be used to replace UK Aggregates Levy with Scotland-specific aggregates tax

DETAILS of a proposed tax aiming to encourage the use of recycled materials in construction and other industries have been published by the Scottish Government.

The proposals form part of the Aggregates Tax and Devolved Taxes Administration (Scotland) Bill, which was introduced to Parliament on 14 November 2023.

 

If approved by MSPs, the Scottish Government intends to introduce the tax from 1 April 2026.

Using powers devolved under the Scotland Act 2016, the tax would replace the UK Aggregates Levy and would tax the sale or use of aggregates.

The Bill also includes amendments to the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014 to support the efficient and effective collection of tax by Revenue Scotland.

Public Finance Minister Tom Arthur said: ‘The new tax proposals have been developed to support the Scottish Government’s ambitions for a fair, green and growing economy, encouraging the use of recycled materials in aggregates across a range of construction-related activities. The tax would be administered by Revenue Scotland, allowing for a modern, effective and Scotland-specific approach.

‘In line with our New Deal for Business, this legislation has been informed by extensive engagement with the aggregates industry and others, and I am grateful to our advisory group for their input so far. I look forward to this group’s work continuing as the Bill progresses through Parliament.’

 

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