Rural Relief

From 1st April 2013, relief from rates of up to 100% became available to a variety of properties within a designated rural settlement area with a population below 3,000.

Eligibility criteria includes;

  • A small food shop, general store or post office with a rateable value below £8,500
  • A small hotel, public house or petrol filling station with a rateable value of up to £12,750
  • Any other business providing a benefit to the community with a rateable value of up to £17,000

Please note that under certain circumstances, you may be entitled to more than one type of relief. These include the following;

To discuss any of these relief opportunities in further detail, or for assistance in applying, please contact our Rating team direct via