Non-domestic (business) rates Enterprise Area Relief

Enterprise Area Relief

Rates relief is available to businesses that newly occupy property within specified enterprise areas.

To qualify, these businesses must carry out pre-determined activities within specific sectors in fixed geographic boundaries. At the moment, these areas are

  • Edinburgh BioQuarter
  • Edinburgh Leith.

You can download maps of these areas below. 

This relief operates under state aid de minimis rules - small amounts of state aid that do not require European Commission approval.

Percentage of rates relief from 1 April 2012

Rateable value % relief
£120,000 or less 100 per cent
More than £120,000 but not exceeding £240,000 50 per cent
More than £240,000 but not exceeding £480,000 25 per cent
More than £480,000 but not exceeding £1,200,000 10 per cent
More than £1,200,000 but not exceeding £2,400,000 5 per cent
More than £2,400,000 2.5 per cent

If you are applying for Enterprise Area relief please complete the Enterprise Area Relief form below.

Download the Enterprise Area maps (PDF 361 KB)

Download the Enterprise Area Relief application form (DOC 45 KB)