Business rate charges

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

We calculate the amount you pay by multiplying the non-domestic rate per pound with the rateable value of the property your business occupies.

Non-domestic (business) rate charges for 2022/23
NDR 2022/23 pence per £ 2021/22 pence per £
National Business Rate 49.8 p 49.0 p
Properties with rateable value between £51,000 and £95,000 51.1 p 50.3 p
Properties with rateable value greater than £95,000 52.4 p 51.6 p
Empty property relief 10% 10%

The highest supplement is calculated on properties with a rateable value over £95,000.

The National Business Rate is set by the Scottish Government.

Find business rates guidance on website

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

Small Business Bonus Scheme

You can get non-domestic rates relief through the Small Business Bonus Scheme if:

  • the combined rateable value of all your business premises is £35,000 or less
  • and, the rateable value of individual premises is £18,000 or less
  • the property is actively occupied

It's free to apply for rates relief, including the Small Business Bonus Scheme. You should be wary of anyone who proposes to apply on your behalf for a fee.

Midlothian Council non-domestic rates are managed by the City of Edinburgh Council. Please visit their webpage to apply for this rates relief for your small business.