Business Rates, also known as Non-Domestic Rates, are a tax on non-domestic properties to help pay for local Council Services. Each year the amount you pay in Business Rates will be increased by inflation.
The current Business Rates Revaluation took place as from 1st April 2017 and the new Rateable Values will remain in effect until 31st March 2022 unless subject to modification under appeal.
We are one of the leading rating practices in Scotland. Our team has over 100 years of combined experience and has had particular success in business rates appeals, having dealt with an average of 8,000 appeals at each of the last rates revaluations.
Thanks to our large network of local offices, we are able to offer a unique blend of national coverage coupled with local expertise. Our specialist knowledge of the local property market places us in an extremely advantageous position when negotiating with local Assessors.
In addition, our in-depth knowledge of business tax law, we can provide consultancy advice on all aspects of commercial property rating and keep you up to date with all new developments and opportunities for you to reduce your outgoings.
So what types of Rates Relief are available?
In order to help you navigate the complex world of commercial property rates and help you reduce your costs and take advantage of any relief schemes or discounts that are available, we have detailed these below;
- Fresh Start relief
- Growth Accelerator relief
- Vacant Rates relief
- Small Business Bonus Scheme (SBBS)
- Charitable relief
- Discretionary relief
- Rural relief
- Disabled relief
- Renewable Energy relief
- Transitional relief
- Day Nursery relief
- Enterprise Areas relief
Please note that under certain circumstances, you may be entitled to more than one type of relief.
To discuss any of these relief opportunities in further detail, or for assistance in applying, please contact our Rating team direct via Rating2017@g-s.co.uk.