Non-Domestic Rates Support For Businesses

To help owners of non-domestic properties, including businesses, deal with the impact of COVID-19, the Scottish Government has made changes to non-domestic rates (business rates) for 2020-21.

The Scottish Government has introduced extra rates reliefs (discounts) and a one-off grant for some businesses, further details below.
These reliefs will be available to non-domestic properties from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.
**Please note, the non-domestic rates reliefs and grant funding measures announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in March 2020 apply only in England.**


Deferring payment of non-domestic rates

If a business is struggling to pay its non-domestic rates bill they should contact their local council and ask them about alternative payment options.
For more information, visit the Scottish Government site.

Extra reliefs for businesses to help with COVID-19

All non-domestic properties in Scotland will get a 1.6% rates relief. This relief effectively reverses the change in poundage for 2020-21. Businesses will not need to apply for this relief and it will be applied to your bill by the local council’s. Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses will get 100% rates relief – in order to gain this relief, a property has to be occupied.