Revenue Scotland publishes Annual Reports and Accounts 2019-20

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26 November 2020

Revenue Scotland has today (26 November) published its Annual Reports and Accounts 2019-20

The Devolved Taxes report confirms that across the two devolved taxes (Land and Buildings Transaction Tax and Scottish Landfill Tax), a total of £717m in revenue was collected.  The Resource Account report covers the operational performance of the organisation and also records the operational impact of COVID-19 on our operations and the successful move to remote working in March.

Chief Executive Elaine Lorimer said “2019-20 was a year of change for Revenue Scotland, where we delivered our new tax collection and management system, legislative changes and continued to develop our flagship education programme for staff. The reports also recognise the impact COVID 19 has had on our organisation and records the successful move to remote working in March  We achieved all this while continuing to fulfil our statutory duties in regards collecting and managing the taxes, while retaining a keen focus on customer service and the health and well-being of our staff.”

Dr Keith Nicholson, Chair said “I am pleased to see the Annual Report and Accounts for 2019-20 published and laid before parliament.  The report represents a great deal of effort from our staff, and I would like to thank our stakeholders and delivery partners for their contribution to helping us collect the devolved taxes.”

Revenue Scotland will shortly launch our recruitment campaign for the next Chair of Revenue Scotland.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone to lead the organisation into its next Corporate planning period (2021-24).  The application process will open on 10 December and close on 8 January 2021.  Webinar events are being scheduled to provide prospective applicants with more information, details of which will be available on our website from 7 December.