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Rate relief for businesses in rural areas

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 a 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 whilst the council also has discretion to give further relief on the remaining bill.

In addition, we can give relief on certain other occupied property in a rural settlement where the rateable value is less than £16,500.

Please email rates@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk if this applies to your business.