Rural rate relief

You could get rural rate relief if your business is in a rural area with a population below 3,000. 

These are the rural areas in the borough that are eligible for relief in 2016/17.

Parishes Other areas
Billingley Broomhill
Brierley Carlecoates
Cawthorne Crane Moor
Dunford Bridge Crow Edge
Great Houghton Green Moor
Gunthwaite and Ingbirchworth Hemingfield
High Hoyland Hood Green
Hunshelf Howbrook
Langsett Hoylandswaine
Little Houghton Hunthwaite
Oxspring Jump
Silkstone Middlecliffe
Stainborough Millhouse Green
Tankersley Pilley
Thurgoland Silkstone Common
Wortley Thurlstone

Who can claim relief

To qualify for mandatory relief, your business property must be occupied and located in a rural settlement in which it is:

  • the only general store, post office, or food shop, with a rateable value of less than £8,500
  • the only public house or petrol filling station, with a rateable value of less than £12,500

How much relief you can get

You can get 50% mandatory rate relief, but we can top this up to 100% by granting additional discretionary relief.

We may also grant discretionary relief, of up to 100%, to other retail businesses situated in a rural settlement area, which have a rateable value less than £16,500, providing you can show that the business will benefit the local community.

Properties in receipt of rural rate relief are not eligible to receive small business rate relief.

Apply for rural rate relief

You can apply for rural rate relief using our online form. 

Disputing our decision

You can ask us to reconsider our decision if we don’t award you a relief or exemption You can do this by completing our dispute form within 28 days of receiving our decision