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Rural Rate Relief

Certain types of properties in a rural settlement with a population below 3,000 may be entitled to relief.

The property must be the only general store, the only Post Office or food shop and have a rateable value of less than £8,500, or the only public house or the only petrol station and have a rateable value of less than £12,500.

The property has to be occupied. An eligible ratepayer is entitled to relief at 100% of the full charge. In addition, the local authority can give relief on certain other occupied property in a rural settlement where the rateable value is less than £16,500.

Full details can be obtained from the Business Rates Team.

Contact Uttlesford District Council

Tel: 01799 510510 Email: uconnect@uttlesford.gov.uk