Transitional relief

Qualification criteria

Hospitality and office properties which have seen an increase in business rates since being revalued in April 2017 may apply for Transitional Relief to limit the increase they have to pay. Eligible properties must be in use and wholly or mainly used for the purposes listed.

  • Bed and Breakfast accommodation
  • Guest house, hotel and hostels
  • Camping Site
  • Public House
  • Caravan (as a non-domestic subject)
  • Restaurant
  • Caravan Site
  • Self-catering holiday accommodation
  • Chalet and holiday hut
  • Timeshare accommodation
  • Offices

What relief is available

The transitional relief scheme is for one year only (2017 to 2018) and the amount of relief awarded, if applicable, restricts any increase to 12.5 percent in real terms.

Relief is not automatic and applications must be made to receive it. Aberdeen City Council will then determine if you are eligible for relief and if this is awarded, a revised business rates bill will be issued.

How to apply

Download an application form and supply evidence as specified on the form.

Extension of scheme into 2018-19

The Scottish Government has announced the intention to extend the relief scheme into 2018-19. Further details will be available in early 2018.

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