Non-domestic rate charges 2018/19

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 business rates with the rateable value of the property your business occupies.

Non-domestic (business) rates charges for 2018/19

NDR 2018/19 pence per £ 2017/18 pence per £
National Business Rate 48.0 p 46.6 p
Properties with rateable value over £51,000 50.6 p 49.2 p
Empty property relief 10% 10%

The higher supplement is calculated on properties with a rateable value over £51,000.

Download Non Domestic Rates/Business Rates Data (XLSX - 1 MB)

How non-domestic rates are set

The National Business Rate is set by the Scottish Government. Find the business rates guidance and calculator on Scottish Business Portal.

Check your business property rateable value

Moving your business

Let us know when you move your business, so that we can calculate your charges.

View non-domestic rates (business) account online

Check your business rates account


The personal information collected from you as part of the Council’s statutory duty to collect non domestic rates will be held and processed for this purpose.  In undertaking this processing the Council is relying on the Condition of Processing in Article 6 (1) (c) of the General Data Protection Regulations as it is being processed as part of the Council’s duty to comply with a legal obligation. This personal data will also be shared with Lothian Valuation Joint Board to assist them in the process of valuing business properties . Your information will be held for 6 months and will then be destroyed.   Further information on how the Council manages your personal information and your rights in relation to this can be found in the Privacy Statement which is available on the Council website at

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