Important Change to Receiving Non-Domestic Rates Relief

The Scottish Government recently extended the Non-Domestic Rates relief for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses for 12 months to help relieve pressure caused by the pandemic. The legislation was enacted on 18 March 2021 and will come into effect from 1 April 2021.

The 100% relief was initially awarded automatically by billing authorities in the 2020/21 financial year. This year, however, the Scottish Government now require an application to be completed to award this relief.

It is important that you complete the relief application as soon as possible to allow for it to be reflected in your annual bill. Online applications are already available via some local authority websites and all should be live by early April 2021.

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