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I run the only pub in a small village. What relief can I receive?

You may be eligible for Rural Rate Relief, providing you fulfil certain criteria.

The relief applies to:

  • the only general store, food shop or post office in the village, if it's rateable value is not more than £8,500
  • the only public house or petrol station in the village, if it's rateable value is not more than £12,500

The village must have a population of less than 3,000 and be within an area designated as a rural area by the Secretary of State.

We may also give reductions to other properties in rural villages, as long as the rateable value of the property is not more than £16,500 and we are satisfied that the business benefits the local community.

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