Business Rates reductions

Rural rate relief

Properties in rural areas with a population below 3,000 may be entitled to rural rate relief.

The property must be occupied and must be:

  • the only general store, post office or a food shop with a rateable value of less than £8,500; or
  • the only public house or petrol station with a rateable value of less than £12,500.

The eligible ratepayer is entitled to relief at 50% of the full charge and we also have discretion to give further relief on the remaining bill.

Please email us if you wish to apply for rural rate relief using one of the buttons below.

Apply for rural rate relief

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