Updated 2nd June 2020

Government advice

Businesses, employees and employers

Business rates

To help owners of non-domestic properties, including businesses, deal with the impact of coronavirus, the Scottish Government has made changes to non-domestic rates (business rates) for 2020-21.

The Scottish Government has introduced extra rates reliefs (discounts). It has also introduced a one-off grant for some businesses.

These reliefs will be available to non-domestic properties from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

It will be possible to apply for the grants from 24 March 2020 and they will be available to 31 March 2021.

Potential claimants can find the appropriate information here. 

Alternatively there is the Small Business Bonus Scheme or the Rural Reliefe Scheme

NHS advice/overview

  • The latest guidance about COVID-19 from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including social distancing and stay at home advice is available here.
  • Guidance on returning to registered professional practice to help with patient care in light of developments relating to coronavirus is available here.

Other useful links

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