Non Domestic Rates - Small Business Transitional Relief Application

The Scottish Government has introduced a Small Business Transitional Relief scheme for 2023 in order to "cap" bill increases in Rates payable for properties losing eligibility for, or seeing a reduction in Small Business Bonus Scheme or Rural Relief with effect from 1st April 2023.  The maximum increase in the rates liability relative to 31st March 2023 will be capped at £600 in 2023/24 per property.
(Check person or company named on your non-domestic rates bill)
The address of the non-domestic property for which you are claiming
Check your non-domestic rates bill - payment reference beginning with 17 or 37
This can be found at
You must be able to answer yes to the two questions below to be eligible for this relief
Was the property in receipt of small business bonus relief or rural relief on 31st March 2023?
Has the amount payable on your 2023/24 annual rates bill increased by more than £600 compared to your 2022/23 bill?
Please read this declaration carefully before you sign and date it.
  • I am the ratepayer, or duly authorised by the ratepayer to make the application.
  • I declare that the information given on this form is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge.
  • I authorise the Council to make any necessary enquiries to check the information.
  • I authorise the Council to cross check the information with other Councils in Scotland.
  • I undertake to advise the Council of any change of circumstances, including the occupation / vacation of any other property I may occupy in Scotland which may affect liability for Non-Domestic Rates Relief.
  • I understand that if I give information that is incorrect or incomplete or fail to report changes in circumstances, I (or the Ratepayer I represent) may be prosecuted.
  • I understand that the Council will reclaim any incorrectly awarded Non-Domestic Rates Relief
  • I have read and understand the privacy notice accompanying this relief application.
  • I claim the above relief from non-domestic rates liability.
(e.g. Owner, Tenant, Agent, Employee)
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