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Rural rate relief

Rural rate relief

The Rural Rate Relief Scheme is designed to assist businesses in rural areas.

In Chesterfield borough, the following areas have been designated as rural:

  • Poolsbrook
  • Duckmanton
  • Mastin Moor
  • Woodthorpe
  • Barrow Hill

The scheme has two elements: mandatory and discretionary relief.

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” and replace with “The 2016 autumn statement confirmed the double of rural rate relief from 50% to 100% from 1st April 2017. Local authorities should continue to use their local discount powers to grant 100% rural rate relief to eligible ratepayers. Please contact the council direct for further details.

Supporting small business relief scheme 

The government has announced measures to support public houses, and businesses affected by the loss of Small Business Rate Relief and Rural Rate Relief. Find out more here.


Apply online here


Last updated on 10 July 2020