Business Rates

The Scottish Government sets Business Rates and East Lothian Council is responsible for the administration and collection of the charge.

For 2022/23, the national poundage rate for rateable values up to and including £51,000 is 49.8 pence per pound, 51.1 pence per pound for rateable values between £51,001 and £95,000, and 52.4 pence per pound for rateable values £95,001 and above.

Property valuation

For more information on your property’s valuation, please contact the Assessor by emailing or visit  You can also phone 0131 344 2500 or write to 17a South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9FL.

Support available

If the combined rateable value of all your business premises in Scotland is £35,000 or less, you may qualify for Small Business Bonus Scheme.

Find out more about Small Business Bonus Scheme or apply

Find out more about other Business Rates reliefs

Find out more about East Lothian Works, Business Gateway, Trade Waste and the Trusted Trader Scheme