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.
- 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 50% of the full charge and we also have discretion to give further relief on the remaining bill.
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.