Fresh Start Relief

Business rates relief (known as Fresh Start Relief) may be available to ratepayers occupying certain long term empty properties.

From 1 April 2018, relief may be awarded where you occupy premises that have a rateable value less than £65,000 that were previously unoccupied for at least 6 months.

In such circumstances 100% rates relief may be awarded for the first 12 months of occupation.

No relief may be awarded where any form of pay day lending takes place within the premises

Apply for Fresh Start Relief

To apply, download and complete the icon Application for Fresh Start Relief 2018.19 [404Kb] and return it to Local Taxes, Perth & Kinross Council, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth. PH1 5GD

For further information, contact Local Taxes at or call 01738 477430 (selecting option 4).