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Rate Relief for Businesses in rural areas

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 50% of the full charge whilst the local authority also has discretion to give further relief on the remaining bill. The 2016 Autumn Statement confirmed the doubling of rural rate relief from 50% to 100% from 1st April 2017. Local authorities will be expected to use their local discount powers to grant 100% rural rate relief to eligible ratepayers from 1st April 2017.

Full details can be obtained from the local authority please contact Business Rates section on 01522 873342.

Non Domestic Rates

Revenues and Benefits
PO Box 1257
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN5 5PQ

Tel: 01522 873342
Email: revenues@lincoln.gov.uk

Sleaford Office Opening Hours

09:00-17:00 Monday -Thursday
09:00-16:30 Friday

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