Business Rates – Small Business Bonus Scheme
Businesses who use or are entitled to use properties with a combined value of £18,000 or less may be entitled to a reduction in their rates bill.
The level of reduction for 2012-2013 is as follows:
Combined Rateable Value Percentage of reduction
up to £10000 100%
£10001 - £12000 50%
£12001 - £18000 25%
If the combined rateable value of two or more of a business's properties in Scotland is between £18,001 and £25,000, the scheme will give a 25% reduction for individual properties with a rateable value of £18,000 or less.
If you receive a reduction we will review this regularly. We will also ask you to fill in an application form.
By law West Lothian Council must protect the money we manage. We will share information you give us with other organisations responsible for auditing or managing public funds, to prevent and detect fraud.
We will review awards of discount, exemption and relief and reserve the right to use credit reference agencies to validate any such awards.