How do you qualify:
The following occupied properties in designated rural settlements are entitled to rural rate relief
- The only food shop, general store or post office provided it has a rateable value of £8,500 or less
- The only public house or petrol station provided it has a rateable value of £12,500 or less
To qualify for relief a general store must mainly sell both food and general household goods.
What do you get:
Eligible properties could receive 50% mandatory relief.
The Government intends to double this relief to 100% and will be changing the law as soon as possible. In the interim the authority has been asked to consider awarding a further 50% relief using it's discretionary powers.
How do you apply:
Please complete the Mandatory Rural Rate Relief application form.