There are two impending deadlines on Scottish Government consultations relating to the 2017 Scottish Business Rates Revaluation.

  1. The general consultation on the 2017 non-domestic rates revaluation closes to responses this Friday, 7 October 2016. The consultation is being undertaken by the Barclay Review Group, which is chaired by Ken Barclay, the former head of RBS in Scotland. The Review Group has posed a broad question as to how the business rates system in Scotland should be re-designed to better support business and incentivise investment. If you are keen to have your views heard on this matter, further information and details on how to submit your response can be found here.
  2. The consultation on possible transitional arrangements following the 2017 revaluation closes to responses next Tuesday, 11 October 2016. The Scottish Government is entitled to introduce transitional relief in order to phase in any significant changes in individual rate bills arising from the 2017 revaluation and is inviting responses as to whether this should be put in place for the upcoming revaluation. Further information on this consultation and details on how you can have your views heard can be found here.