Small business bonus relief

You can get business rates relief through the small business bonus scheme.

Relief is restricted to actively occupied properties only.

Please note that both occupied and unoccupied properties must be declared on your application form.

apply for small business bonus relief

The level of relief available for each business will depend on:

  • the combined rateable value of all properties in Scotland which the business occupies or, if vacant, is entitled to occupy
  • whether or not each property is eligible for one of the existing rates relief schemes
  • the level of other public sector assistance received by the business

The thresholds of the scheme are:

Combined rateable value Threshold
Up to £15,000 100%
£15,001 to £18,000 25%
Upper limit for cumulative (RV)* £35,000 25%

*Businesses with multiple properties whose combined rateable value is £35,000 or less will be eligible for relief of 25% for each property with a rateable value of £18,000 or less.

Please note: In accordance with Scottish Government guidance all recipients of Rates Relief will have their details published quarterly. This information is available on the council's Open Data site.