Rural rate relief

You could get rural rate relief if your business is in a rural area with a population below 3,000.

You won’t 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 won’t increase by more than £50 a month from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.