Rural rate relief
You could get rural rate relief if your business is in a rural area with a population below 3,000.
You will not pay business rates if your business is in an eligible area and 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 your local council to check you’re eligible and to apply for rural rate relief.
If the 2017 revaluation means you no longer get rural rate relief, your bill will not increase by more than £50 a month from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.