Business Rates

The Scottish Beer & Pub Association works to ensure that the system of business rates is fair and works well for the 4,900 pubs in Scotland.

This includes making sure that there is a robust system of appeals, effective guidance that takes account of market factors or profitability for the individual pub when calculating the rateable value, more flexibility in what counts as a material change of circumstance with regard to a reduction in turnover and awareness of the need for transitional rates relief following revaluation.

In addition, we would welcome streamlining the administration for licensees and companies and improving information and transparency throughout the process to ensure that ratepayers are able to navigate the system.