You can get business rates relief through the small business bonus scheme.
From 1 April 2020 relief is restricted to actively occupied properties only.
Please note that both occupied and unoccupied properties must be declared on your application form.
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||2020-21|
|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.