Business Rates Update (21st June 2017)
Businesses have now received their Business Rates bills for 2017-18 but there is still an opportunity to take action to ensure that costs are kept to an absolute minimum by appealing incorrect revaluations and applying for some of the new reliefs that are available to businesses this year.
HERE is a short briefing paper outlining some of the options available to businesses and how to take these forward. Please note that the deadline for lodging revaluation appeals is 30 September 2017.
Businesses should also note that the 12.5% transitional relief cap for Scotland-wide hospitality premises and Aberdeen City and Shire office premises is not applied automatically and has to be applied for to the relevant local authority.