Business rates reductions for properties in rural areas

Rural Rates Relief may be provided if your property is within a rural settlement which has less than 3000 people living within it.


You can apply if you run one of the following types of businesses and the rateable value is less than the relevant limit:

Type of businessMaximum rateable value
Village shops£8,500
Post offices£8,500
Filling stations£12,750
Public house£12,750
Small food stores£8,500

Apply for a reduction >>

What happens next

We'll review your application and let you know if you are entitled to a discount, this can take 2 or 3 weeks. We may ask for more information to help us make a decision.

Page last updated: 21/03/2023
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