Orkney Islands Council
Working together for a better Orkney

Small Business Bonus Scheme

You can get business rates relief through the Small Business Bonus Scheme if the combined rateable value of all your business premises in Scotland is £35,000 or less. 

From 1 April 2017 the relief available is:

  • combined rateable value of up to £15,000 - 100%
  • combined rateable value from £15,001 to £18,000 - 25%
  • combined rateable value from £18,001 to £35,000 - 25% on each individual property with a rateable value of £18,000 or less

The previous relief available from 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2017 is as follows:

  • Combined rateable of up to £10,000 - 100%
  • Combined rateable value from £10,001 to £12,000 - 50%
  • Combined rateable value from £12,001 to £18,000 - 25%
  • combined rateable value from £18,001 to £35,000 - 25% on each individual property with a rateable value of £18,000 or less (prior to 1 April 2014 the upper limit was £25,000)

An Application Form is available from the Related Downloads section of this webpage.