Transitional Relief for business rates

Business rates relief (known as transitional relief) is available for certain types of business to ensure that rates increases are capped at 12.5% plus inflation.

Scottish Government has extended the relief scheme on specified hospitality properties. 

You can apply if the property capped non domestic rates revaluation increases for specific business categories. Specific business categories include:

  • Class 1 - bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Class 2 - camping site
  • Class 3 - caravan
  • Class 4 - caravan site
  • Class 5 - chalet or holiday hut
  • Class 6 - guest house, hotel or hostel
  • Class 7 - public house
  • Class 8 - restaurant
  • Class 9 - renewable energy generation
  • Class 10 - self-catering holiday accommodation
  • Class 11 - timeshare accommodation

In order to qualify for 2019/20 a new application form must be completed.

Apply for reduction

What happens next

We'll review your application and let you know if you are entitled to a discount, this can take 2 or 3 weeks. We may ask for more information to help us make a decision.

Page last updated: 02/09/2019
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