Rural rate relief for businesses

Certain types of properties in a rural areas, with a population below 3,000, may be entitled to rural rate relief.

These are:

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

The property must be occupied. 

The eligible ratepayer is entitled to relief at 100%.

In addition, we have discretion to give relief on certain other occupied properties in a rural area where the rateable value is less than £16,500.

Make an application

If you believe you qualify for rural rate relief, you can make an application online.

Apply for rural rate relief

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