How to reduce your bill

Rural rate relief

Mandatory rural rate relief of 50 percent is awarded if your business is in a designated rural area with a population below 3,000.

Rural Settlement List

Areas included in the rural settlement list for the purposes of granting relief are as follows:

  • Firbeck
  • Gildingwells
  • Harthill with Woodall
  • Hooton Levitt
  • Hooton Roberts
  • Letwell
  • Ravenfield
  • Thorpe Salvin
  • Todwick
  • Ulley
  • Wentworth Village
  • Woodsetts
  • Harley in the parish of Wentworth
  • Laughton Common
  • Brampton-en-le-Morthen
  • Laughton-en-le-Morthen village
  • Brookhouse village in the parish of Laughton-en-le-Morthen
  • Carr village in the parish of Laughton-en-le-Morthen
  • Slade Hooton village in the parish of Laughton-en-le-Morthen

You can get mandatory rural rate relief if your business is:

  • the only village shop or post office with a rateable value of up to £8,500
  • the only public house or petrol station with a rateable value of up to £12,500

Local councils can also:

  • top up the mandatory 50 percent relief to 100 percent
  • give relief to other rural retail businesses of up to 100 percent (for properties with a rateable value under £16,500)