Business Rates charges 2024/25

Business Rates are also referred to as non-domestic rates.

The amount of Business Rates charged is calculated by multiplying the non-domestic rate (NDR) per pound by the rateable value of your property.

The non-domestic rate per pound is set by the Scottish Government.

The rates for 2024/25 are as follows:

Basic Rate Poundage (Rateable Value below £51,001) 49.8 pence per pound
Intermediate Property Rate (Rateable Value between £51,001 and £100,000 54.5 pence per pound
Higher Property Rate (Rateable Value above £100,000) 55.9 pence per pound

Water and waste water charges

Your Business Rates bill does not include water and waste water charges.

If you have any questions about your water and waste water charges, please contact Scottish Water.

Revaluation Transitional Relief 

A Revaluation Transitional Relief scheme was introduced from 1 April 2023 to cap increases in Business Rates’ liabilities due to revaluation. The cap in 2024/25 will be 25% for small properties, 50% for medium-sized properties and 75% for large properties.





Small - Rateable Value up to £20,000




Medium – Rateable Value between £20,001 and £100,000




Large – Rateable Value over £100,000




Small Business Bonus Scheme

100% Small Business Bonus Scheme relief is available for properties with a rateable value up to £12k.

The upper rateable value threshold for individual properties to qualify for Small Business Bonus Scheme relief is £20k. 

Small Business Bonus Scheme relief tapers from 100% to 25% for properties with rateable values between £12,001 and £15k, and from 25% to 0% for properties with rateable values between £15,001 to £20k. The cumulative value of ratepayer properties cannot exceed the threshold of £35k.

Car parks, car spaces, advertisements and betting shops were excluded from eligibility for SBBS from 1 April 2023.

Small Business Transitional Relief

A Small Business Transitional Relief scheme was introduced for those losing or seeing a reduction in Small Business Bonus Scheme relief or rural rates relief on 1 April 2023, to ensure that properties that lost Small Business Bonus Scheme relief eligibility did so in a phased manner. The maximum increase in the Business Rates liability relative to 31 March 2023 was capped at £600 in 2023/24, rising to £1,200 in 2024/25 and £1,800 in 2025/26.