Business Rates Relief

The Scottish Government has introduced extra rates relief discounts to help owners of non-domestic properties, including businesses, deal with the impact of coronavirus.

The discounts include:

  • 1.6% relief on all non-domestic properties in Scotland
  • 100% rates relief for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses
  • Small Business Bonus Scheme 
  • Payment deferral
  • Support for water bills

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The rates relief is available to non-domestic properties from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. Retail, hospitality, leisure and aviation businesses will have their relief extended for at least an additional three months.

You do not need to apply for the following relief – it will be applied to your bill automatically by your council:

  • 1.6% relief on all non-domestic properties in Scotland
  • 100% rates relief for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses

You need to  apply for the Small Business Bonus Scheme  through your local authority by completing an application form. You should be able to find this on your council's website.

For payment deferral, you need to contact your local authority.

For water bills support, you should contact your water services supplier directly.

 

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