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Business Rates Update - 17th February 2021

17th February 2021

Scottish Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes MSP has confirmed that 100% non-domestic rates relief for the retail, hospitality, leisure and aviation sectors will be extended beyond the three-month commitment already made in the Scottish Budget 2021-22, and will cover all of the 2021-22 financial year. This will include all the property uses that were eligible for relief last year (including newspaper publishing).

This relief will be application-based in 2021-22, and it is hoped application forms will be available in advance of 1 April.

Furthermore, it was announced that charitable rates relief will now be removed from mainstream independent schools on 1 April 2022 instead of 1 April 2021 as previously planned.

Any queries regarding reliefs, appeals or any business rates matters, please contact our Business Rates experts:


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Lynsey Russell

Lynsey has over 16 years experience in the valuation of subjects for non-domestic rating within both the public and private sector.  She has valued a wide variety of subjects including retail, office, industrial, licensed and leisure, schools, colleges and universities and all other public buildings, negotiating appeals and giving evidence as an expert witness at various Valuation Appeal Committee hearings.

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