Business rates and parking spaces:

Admittedly, not many of the small businesses along Linlithgow High Street are lucky enough to have their own parking space, but those that do will find that they get a separate bill for business rates for their car park this year. It’s worth knowing that if your business qualifies for small business discount (effectively reducing your rates bill to zero) then your parking space qualifies too, but you have to apply separately for the discount.

Meanwhile the Linlithgow BID is warning businesses to be wary of unsolicited letters offering to reduce the rates by appeal.