Rural Rate Relief

You could get Rural Rate Relief if your business is in a rural area with a population below 3,000.


From 1 April 2023 you will not pay any business rates if your business is in an eligible area and is either:

  • the only village shop or post office, with a rateable value of up to £8,500
  • the only public house or petrol station, with a rateable value of up to £12,500


Contact us by email to check your eligibility and to apply.

Discretionary Rural Rate Relief is available if your property significantly benefits your local community and has a rateable value of less than £16,500.

Whether your application is successful is at the discretion of your local council.


Increase in Rateable Value at 1 April 2023

Business rates increases are capped at £600 per year or £50 per month for 2023-24 if:

  • you were previously eligible for Rural Rate Relief; and
  • you have ceased to be eligible because of an increase in the rateable value of your property.