Retail, Hospitality and Leisure relief

Retail, Hospitality and Leisure relief (RHL) will continue between 1 April and 30 June 2022. Businesses will need to apply for this relief.

Eligible businesses will get 50% rates relief. The relief is capped at a maximum of £27.5k per ratepayer.

Eligible businesses

  • Bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Camping site
  • Caravan
  • Caravan site
  • Chalet, holiday hut and bothy
  • Guest house, hotel and hostel
  • Public house
  • Restaurant
  • Self-catering holiday accommodation
  • Timeshare accommodation
  • Market
  • Retail shop
  • Leisure
  • Service providers
  • Letting agency and funeral parlour
  • Travel agency
  • News publishing

For more information on the list of whole or main property uses that may be eligible for relief, see schedule one of the Non-Domestic Rates (Coronavirus Reliefs) (Scotland) Regulations 2021.

Apply for RHL relief

If you would like to apply for this relief for 2022-23, you can do so by completing our online application form.

RHL relief 2021-22

Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses are entitled to 100% rates relief until 31 March 2022.

If you would like to apply for this relief for 2021-22, you must complete our 2021-22 online application form.

If you business is already in receipt of 100% relief, for example 100% Small Business Bonus, you should not apply for RHL relief.

Subsidy control rules

This type of relief is capped under The Non-Domestic Rates (Restriction of Relief)(Scotland) Regulations 2021 and can only be awarded as TCA de minimus as the activity is commercial in nature and the recipients recieve an advantage on a selective basis due to the geographic restrictions that apply.