COVID-19 Business Rates

Extra reliefs to help with COVID-19 in 2021-22

Relief for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses

Legislation was laid on 18 March 2021 which makes 100% relief from Business Rates available to retail, hospitality and leisure businesses again in 2021-22. However, it has been confirmed that the 2021-22 relief can only be allowed by application this time. 

We have contacted businesses to invite them to apply. If you have not heard from us and think your business is eligible, complete our online application.

Please note that if you have received this relief for more than one business premises you must complete an application for each one.    

Information on other grants that are available, including ones not being administered by us, are available on the Find Business Support website.

Requests to repay Non-Domestic rates relief 2020-21

Some businesses may wish to return the award of a non-domestic rates relief, in particular those set out in the Non-Domestic Rates (Coronavirus Reliefs)(Scotland) Regulations 2020.

In Scotland, you can make a repayment by confirming your intention in writing to [email protected]

This should include:

  • the value of the proposed payment
  • the date of the proposed payment, please allow at least three days’ notice

You will receive confirmation from the Scottish Government banking team that the notification has been received and details of the bank account to make the payment to.

More information can be found on the Government website.