Business rates discounts

Rural rate relief

Certain types of properties in rural settlements with a population below 3,000 may be entitled to relief. Rateable value thresholds are as follows:

  • Sole shop, general store or post office - £8,500
  • Sole petrol filling station or pub - £12,750

To qualify, these properties must be occupied and an eligible ratepayer is entitled to relief at 100 per cent of the full charge.

We can also give relief on certain other occupied properties in rural settlements where the rateable value is less than £17,000.