Small Business Bonus Scheme

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What does this involve?

The Small Business Bonus Scheme was developed by the Scottish Government. It provides rates relief to help owners of non-domestic properties, including businesses, deal with the impact of coronavirus. 

You will need to go to your local authority's website to fill out a Small Business Bonus Scheme Application Form.

Am I eligible?

This is available to businesses if the combined rateable value of all your business properties is £35,000 or less; and, the rateable value of individual premises is £18,000 or less.

Relief rates vary depending on the rateable value.

As from 1 April 2020, any Small Business Bonus Scheme relief will only be available for properties that are occupied.

What does this cost?

This is a free service. 

Who is this for?

All businesses in Scotland with business premises with a rateable value up to £18,000.

For businesses with two or more properties, if the total rateable value for all properties is less than £35,000 then you can claim relief on individual properties with a rateable value of £18,000 or less at the 25% relief rate only.

How long does this take?

This will depend on the complexity of your application.

Important information

As from 1 April 2020, any Small Business Bonus Scheme relief will only be available for properties that are occupied.

You need to apply directly through your local council: 

Next steps

Get in touch with your local authority or visit the Scottish Government website from more information. 

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