Business rates relief

Rural rate relief

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

The property must be:

  • the only general store
  • the only post office or food shop


  • have a rateable value of less than £8,500


  • the only public house
  • the only petrol station


  • have a rateable value of less than £12,500.

The property also has to be occupied.

An eligible ratepayer is entitled to relief at 50% of the full charge, while we have the discretion to give further relief on the remaining bill.

We can also can give relief on certain other occupied property in a rural settlement where the rateable value is less that £16,500.

Contact us for more information

Call us on 0300 330 7000.