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Hospitality Relief

On the 19 December 2023, The Scottish Government announced in the Budget that they were introducing an Islands and remote Areas Hospitality relief for the financial year 2024/2025.

A letter and application form has been sent to each Hospitality Business that we hold on our records however if you have not received a letter. Please apply using the form that can be found following the links for My Orkney, choose Online Services and then Non-Domestic Rates. 

The maximum amount by which the liability of any person to pay rates may be reduced, under this regulation is £110,000.

The Qualifying classes of Hospitality are:

  • Class 1 Bed and Breakfast accommodation
  • Class 2 Camping site
  • Class 3 Caravan
  • Class 4 Caravan Site
  • Class 5 Chalet, Holiday Hut or Bothy
  • Class 6 Guest House, Hotel or Hostel
  • Class 7 Public House
  • Class 8 Restaurant
  • Class 9 Self-catering holiday accommodation

Please return the completed form to the Revenues Section, Orkney Islands Council, Council Offices, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY.

Telephone: 01856886322

Fax: 01856876158


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