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Business Rates Rural Rate Relief

Businesses in rural villages with a population of less than 3,000 and which are which are shown on the Councils Rural Settlement list may qualify for rate relief of up to 100%

A copy of the Rural Settlement List is available to download.

Mandatory rural rate relief

Business can get mandatory rate relief of 100% if:

  • they are the only general store or the only post office in the village and the property has a rateable value of up to £8,500
  • they are any food shop with a rateable value of up to £8,500
  • they are the only pub or petrol station in the village and the property has a rateable value of up to £12,500

Discretionary rural rate relief

Businesses can get discretionary relief of up to 100% if:

  • mandatory rural rate relief of less than 100% has been awarded.
  • they are any rural business which is of significant benefit to the local community and the property has a rateable value of less than £16,500.

To apply for, you need to complete, sign and return both of the following application forms.

Apply for Discretionary Rural Rate relief

Rural Relief Discretionary additional questions