A full year’s 100% non-domestic rates relief for retail, hospitality and tourism.
The Scottish Government are working with Scotland's 32 Councils to make sure this relief is administered in the most effective way. Updates will be posted here.
Scottish Government Business rates [LIVE -1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021]
1.6% rates relief for all properties across Scotland, effectively reversing the planned below inflation uplift in the poundage from 1 April 2020.
You do not need to apply for this relief and it will be applied to your bill by your local authority. If you're struggling to pay your non-domestic rates bill you should contact your local authority and ask them about your payment options.
UK Government VAT deferral [LIVE]
The deferral will apply from 20 March 2020 until 31 March 2021. All UK businesses are eligible.
This is an automatic offer with no applications required. Businesses will not need to make a VAT payment during this period. Taxpayers will be given until the end of the 2020 to 2021 tax year to pay any liabilities that have accumulated during the deferral period. VAT refunds and reclaims will be paid by the government as normal.
UK Government Support for businesses paying tax
If you are concerned about being able to pay your tax due to COVID-19, call HMRC’s dedicated helpline on 0800 0159 559.