Rural Rate Relief

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

The property must be:

  • the only general store, post office or food shop and have a rateable value of less than £8,500
  • the only public house or petrol station and have a rateable value of less than £12,500
  • the property has to be occupied

The council can also supply relief to occupied properties with a rateable value of under £16,500 if the property is used for a purpose that benefits the community.

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