If your business is in a rural area with a population of less than 3,000 you may qualify for Rural Rate Relief.
Rural Rate Relief can be claimed by the following types of business, as long as they are the only one in your village or settlement.
The Rateable Value (RV) of your business premises must be:
Please note that if you qualify for Rural Rate Relief, you cannot claim Small Business Rate Relief.
From the 1 April 2017, businesses which qualify for Rural Rate Relief will receive 100% relief.
Prior to this date, Rural Rate Relief was 50%.
The council has discretionary power to grant relief to other rural retail businesses that are considered to be beneficial to the local community and have an RV of less than £16,500.
Please download and complete complete the online form.or