Transitional Relief

Following the 2023 revaluation of Business Rates the Scottish Government introduced new legislation which offers a level of protection to businesses that have experienced the biggest increase in their rates bills.

This relief, where there is entitlement, will be automatically awarded to your Non-Domestic Rates account. No application is required.

The following limits will apply to the increases in gross charges from the position as at 31st March 2023.

Property RV

2023/24

Small (up to £20,000) 12.5%

Medium (£20,001 to £100,000)

25%

Large (over £100,000)

37.5%

To be eligible for this relief, the property requires to have been shown in an entry on the valuation roll on both 31 March 2023 and 1 April 2023. Properties with a nil rateable value on 1 April 2023, or which had a nil rateable value on 31 March 2023 are not eligible.

 

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