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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, 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. In addition, the local authority can give relief on certain other occupied property in a rural settlement where the rateable value is less than £16,500. 

Contact us for details on rural rate relief. 

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.


Last updated on 06 September 2017