Apply for rural rate relief


To qualify for rural rate relief, your business must:

  • Be located within a designated rural settlement where the population is not more than 3,000 (please see below list of qualifying rural settlements)
  • Be the sole general store, post office, public house, qualifying food shop or petrol filling station within the settlement
  • Have a rateable value within the prescribed limits (provided below)

The rateable value limits for 100% rural mandatory relief are as follows:

  • General stores, post offices and qualifying food shops = £8,500 RV
  • Public houses and petrol filling stations = £12,500 RV

Please note: If your Rateable Value is greater than the above limits, but less than £16,500, you may still be eligible for rural discretionary relief.

List of designated rural settlements

  • Ailsworth
  • Bainton
  • Barnack
  • Castor
  • Deeping Gate
  • Etton
  • Glinton
  • Helpston
  • Marholm
  • Maxey
  • Newborough
  • Northborough
  • Peakirk
  • Southorpe
  • Sutton (in the district of Peterborough)
  • Thorney
  • Thornhaugh
  • Ufford
  • Wittering
  • Wothorpe

Apply for rural rate relief

Complete an online form to apply for business rates relief for a rural business.