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Business rates charges
Business rates, or non-domestic rates, is a form of local taxation in which owners, tenants or occupiers of non-domestic subjects make contributions towards council funding, to enable us to provide services to the community.
Business rates charges for 2020/21
The amount you pay is calculated by multiplying the rateable value of the property by the national rates poundage. For example, if the rateable value is 5,000, the annual charge is 5,000 times 0.49 which equals £2,450.
Rateable value is the valuation set against a non-domestic subject and is broadly based on analysis of annual rental values. This is set by the Assessor.
Rate poundage figures for 2020/21
The rate poundage figures are:
- 49.8pence for a rateable value of £51,000 or less
- 51.1 pence for a rateable value of over £51,001 but less than £95,000
- 52.4 pence for a rateable value over £95,001
Charges for water and wastewater
Charges for water and wastewater are set and collected by Scottish Water for non-domestic properties.