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Scottish 2012-13 Business Rates Deferral Scheme

Important information for businesses

Annual business rates bills are linked to inflation and from 1st April 2012 most non-domestic (business) rate bills in Scotland will increase by 5.6%.

The Scottish Government has implemented an opt-in business rates deferral scheme for 2012-13 bills.

This scheme allows businesses to choose to spread repayment of part of the inflationary increase in their 2012-13 business rates over a 3 year period.

More information about the deferral scheme can be found in this leaflet.  Application forms can be downloaded here.