How are the SNP using the Community Empowerment Act to encourage businesses locally?

The SNP Government are using powers under the Community Empowerment Act to allow councils to reduce business rates, giving them an opportunity to tailor rates to their local area. Councils will also be able to retain all the business rates they collect. With this new flexibility councils will be able to use their local knowledge to attract new investment into town centres and help create vibrant communities where people want to live, socialise and do business.