You can get rural rate relief if your business is in one of our listed rural settlements, and is:

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


See our Rural Settlements List [6kb].

We can also:

  • top up the mandatory 50% relief to 100%
  • give relief to other rural retail businesses of up to 100% (for properties with a rateable value under £16,500) 


We also have the discretion to remit all or part of the business rates on other businesses in any settlement area, if the rateable value is less than £14,000 and the authority is satisfied the business benefits the local community. If you think your business may qualify for this relief, please Contact us.

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