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Rate relief for businesses in rural areas

Certain types of businesses in rural areas, where the population is below 3000, may qualify for mandatory rate relief of 100%.

To qualify for mandatory relief a property must be situated within a rural settlement area named on the Council's rural settlement list and must be:

a food shop or sole general store or sole post office with a rateable value less than £8500 a public house or petrol filling station with a rateable value less than £12500 Other businesses that may qualify for discretionary relief must be situated within a rural settlement area named on the Council's rural settlement list, have a rateable value less than £16000, and be providing a business which is of benefit to the local community.

To examine whether you may qualify under this jurisdiction please contact us.

This page was last updated: 9 August 2017

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