About business rates

Business rate charges 2016/17

Non-domestic rates are also known as business rates. They are paid on non-domestic properties by all businesses and companies.

The amount you pay is calculated by multiplying the non-domestic (business) rates per pound by the rateable value of the property your business occupies.

The table below shows non-domestic (business) rates charges for 2015/16.

NDR

2016/17 pence per £

2015/16 pence per £

National Business Rate

48.4%

48%

Properties with rateable value over £35,000

51%

49.3%

Empty property relief

 10%

10%

The National Business Rate is set by the Scottish Government. Business rates guidance and a calculator are available on the Scottish Business Portal (external link).

You can also check the rateable value of a property on the Scottish Assessors Association (external link) website. 

 

Business rates

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The City of Edinburgh Council
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Waverley Court
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Edinburgh
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The Assessor

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Assessor
Lothian Valuation Joint Board
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Edinburgh
EH12 9FL

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