Renewable Energy Generation Relief Application - New Entries

NDR Renewable Energy Generation Relief Application Form: New Entries Only

The qualifying conditions for the purposes of the scheme is defined as a business owning, leasing or otherwise entitled to occupy a  business property in Scotland, which is first entered in the valuation roll on or after 1st April 2016 and which is solely concerned with the generation of heat or power (or both) from the following sources:

  • a. biomass;
  • b. biofuels;
  • c. fuel cells;
  • d. photovoltaics;
  • e. water (including waves and tides, but excluding production from the pumped storage of water);
  • f. wind
  • g. solar power;
  • h. geothermal sources;

Note: Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems are only considered to be renewable if they use the sources of energy listed above and have an electrical capacity of 50 kilowatts or less.

Renewable Energy Generation Relief
Address of property for which you are claiming

Please provide details of the source of energy used at the subject address listed above and the type and capacity of the generator:

The level of renewable energy generation rate relief available depends on the rateable value of your business's eligible property, and is set out in the table below:

Rateable value of property

Percentage relief (%)

up to £500k

10

above £500k

1.5

The exact level of relief awarded will depend on the level of other public sector assistance received by your business (see: State aid below).

E.C de minimus State Aid

Applicants should note that the Renewable Energy Generation relief for which they are applying is granted as de minimis aid for State aid purposes.  There is currently a ceiling of 200,000 Euros (around £175,000) of de minimis aid that can be granted over a three year period.  If you consider that you have already received in excess of, or close to, this sum over the past three years, please detail below:

Change in Circumstances
It is your duty to inform the Council of any change in circumstances which may affect your eligibility for the scheme. Please provide us with contact details in case we need further information.

It is your duty to inform the Council of any change in circumstances which may affect your eligibility for the scheme.  Please provide us with contact details in case we need further information:

Other Non Domestic Rate Liabilities
Are you liable for Non Domestic Rates on any other property in Scotland? If YES please detail below any other business premises you or your company/organisation are liable for in Scotland:
Details of Liability
Premises Address
Details of Liability
Premises Address
Details of Liability
Premises Address
Rate Demand Notice
If any of the above properties are outside Argyll and Bute, please enclose a copy of your most recent rates demand notice.
Rate Demand Notices
Files must be less than 8 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp rtf pdf doc docx xls xlsx.
Declaration

I UNDERSTAND THAT:- The Council is under an obligation to manage public funds properly.  Accordingly information that you provide the Council will be used to ensure all sums due to the Council are paid timeously.  The information may also be used to prevent and detect fraud.  It is possible that this information may be shared for the same purposes with public bodies, including Councils or other organisations which handle public funds.

I AGREE THAT:- You may make any enquiries necessary to check the information I have given.  I understand that any relief awarded to me as a result of misleading statements deliberately given on this form will be recovered in full and that I may be liable to legal action.

I DECLARE THAT:- The information I have given on this form is true, complete and correct.  I understand that the deliberate provision of false information in order to achieve financial gainis a criminal offence.

Before submitting this form to Argyll and Bute Council, please check the following.

Have you included all the information ?
(e.g. rateable values of any other business properties which you have anywhere in Scotland, details of other public sector assistance received)