We’re always delighted to welcome new business ventures into the town. Please feel free to contact us for a chat about your plans and we will be happy to advise and point you to the relevant sources of help available.

Business Gateway – Business Gateway Moray is your gateway to expert local business advice and practical guidance. Whichever sector your business is in, or whatever stage it is at, their one-to-one support, specialist advice, business skills workshops and networking events are there to help.

Elgin CARS (Conservations Area Regeneration Scheme) – Grants are available to building owners and occupiers for buildings, closes and other historic buildings in need of repair and for shop front improvements.

This £3.3 million scheme will run until March 2018 and will be overseen by a Management Group which includes Elgin BID, The Elgin Fund, Elgin Benevolent Trust, Moray College UHI and The Moray Council.

The Small Business Bonus Scheme (Scotland) provides business rate relief for eligible small businesses located in Scotland. The scheme applies to businesses in Scotland with properties with a combined rateable value of £35,000 or less. The scheme is administered by Scotland’s local councils on behalf of the Scottish Government.

The rate relief 2015/16 available is structured as follows:

Rateable Value of Property Rate Relief
Up to £10,000 100% (ie no rates are payable)
£10,001 to £12,000 50%
£12,001 to £18,000 25%
£18,001 to £35,000 25% on each individual property with a rateable value of less than £18,000

 

The Moray Council – For information on Licensing, non-domestic rates and other business matters dealt with by The Moray Council.