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 www.eastlothian.gov.uk/RHL 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.