Covid 19 - retail, hospitality and leisure relief

In a statement to the Scottish Parliament on 16 February 2021, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, confirmed that 100% non-domestic rates relief for the retail, hospitality and leisure 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 in 2020/21.  

In order to qualify for this relief, local businesses need to operate within one of those business sectors and occupy a suitable property class.  

Important Information for East Lothian business owners

The Scottish Government has requested that new relief applications must be made for each business that wishes to re-apply

To apply for retail, hospitality and leisure relief for your 2021/22 Business Rates charge, visit  Applications are live now so we would encourage all eligible Business Rates payers to complete their form as a matter of some priority.

If you require advice or assistance, please contact our Business Rates team immediately.

Apply for retail, hospitality and leisure relief