No Tax Break For Trump Turnberry

Written by on December 26, 2017

A Scottish golf resort owned by US President Donald Trump will no longer qualify for a controversial tax break.

A change in the Scottish government’s recent budget will remove Trump Turnberry in South Ayrshire from a business rates relief scheme.

The Sunday Herald revealed the resort is now above the cut-off point with a rateable value of £1,650,000.

Scotland’s finance secretary Derek Mackay introduced measures in February to help hospitality businesses.

The move was in response to growing pressure to intervene to help struggling restaurants and hotels cope with the first revaluation of the rateable value of businesses since 2010.

Mr Mackay faced calls to reform the transitional business rates relief scheme after it emerged in August that Trump Turnberry had benefited by £109,530 for 2017/18.


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