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Business Rates

Business Rates (Non-Domestic Rates) is a tax we raise and collect from business properties such as offices and shops.

We pass the money we collect to the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government takes the money collected from all councils and passes it back through grants.

Information on how the Business Rates charge is calculated
Information on Business Rates billing, e-billing, ways you can pay and setting up or changing a direct debit
Information on what happens if you don't pay your Business Rates and what to do if you are having difficulties paying
Information on reliefs and reductions available to reduce your Business Rates charges, how to appeal a decision not to make an award, and subsidy control arrangements that may affect the amount of relief you may be entitled to
How to report a change in circumstances that will change your Business Rates liability.
West Lothian Council receives a number of requests of a similar nature for information which relates to Business Rate accounts (non-domestic properties).
Please use this form to provide evidence in support of an application for a reduction, a recent review, a name change or a change of address.