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


Small (up to £20,000) 12.5%

Medium (£20,001 to £100,000)


Large (over £100,000)


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.


Customer Advice and Support Service

Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells

Telephone: 0300 100 1800