Operators reminded to apply for rates relief


OPERATORS are being reminded to apply via their local authority for the 50% business rates relief available for hospitality businesses for the first three months of the 2022/2023 financial year.

The Non-Domestic Rates (Coronavirus Reliefs) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 state that 50% relief on non-domestic rates is available for eligible retail, hospitality and leisure properties, capped at £27,500 per ratepayer, from 1st April to 30th June 2022.

The regulations state that an application for the relief must be made via the relevant local authority.

Some councils say they have already contacted businesses which received rates relief in 2021/2022 inviting them to apply for relief for the 2022/2023 financial year. Applications can be made via the relevant local authority website.