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Rural rate relief

You can claim rural rate relief of 100% if your business is in a rural area with a population of less than 3,000 and is:

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

It is possible for both the general store and the post office in the same rural area to get relief if both meet the above conditions.

If you do not meet the above conditions we may still award discretionary relief of up to 100% for a property with a rateable value of less than £16,500 if:

  • the property is used to benefit the community and
  • it would be in the best interests of taxpayers in the district

Apply for rural rate relief