Business rate charges

Business rate charges 2017/18

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 2017/18 pence per £ 2016/17 pence per £
National Business Rate 46.6 p 48.4 p
Properties with rateable value over £35,000 49.2 p 51p *
Empty property relief 10% 10%

*Previously the higher supplement was calculated on properties with a rateable value of over £35,000 which has been increased to £51,000 effective from 01/04/17

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

Check the rateable value of a property on the Scottish Assessors Association website. 

Download a list of business rate accounts that had a credit balance on 5 January 2018. A revised list is published every six months.

You need to let us know when you move your business into or out of Edinburgh, or to a new address, so that we can calculate your charges.

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