More than 82,000 properties in England have lodged appeals against business rates since the controversial overhaul of the system, according to official figures.
The Scottish Government has been accused of overseeing a business rates "pile up" after it emerged fewer than 2% of appeals about bills from businesses were resolved last year.
Councillors have urged Scottish ministers to shut down an illegal house in rural Perthshire.
The Scottish Government has ordered a ski-hire shop to remove a series of "hazardous" roadside adverts.
The new owners of an "unlawful" Perthshire bungalow have applied for planning permission to turn it into offices.
Perth and Kinross Council is demanding payment from developers behind a rejected windfarm scheme.
Government officials in Edinburgh have been accused of meddling in local democracy by over-turning rejected planning applications.