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Certain types of properties in a rural settlement with a population below 3,000 may be entitled to relief.

'The property must be occupied, have a rateable value of less than £8,500 and be:

  • the only general store;
  • the only post office; or
  • a food shop

Or, the property must be occupied, have a rateable value of less than £12,500, and be:

  • the only public house
  • the only petrol station

An eligible ratepayer is entitled to relief at 50% of the full charge. The council also has discretion to give further relief on the remaining bill.

In addition, the council can give relief on certain other occupied property in a rural settlement where the rateable value is less than £16,500. The council must be satisfied that the property is used for a purpose which benefits the local community.

To apply for this business rate reduction simply contact your local office to request a form or download the  PDFBusiness rates - rural rate rellief form rural rate relief form 96kb.

Read our Non-domestic rate discretionary relief policy

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Multiple Contacts:

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01249 706290

Please send your enquiries to:
Revenues Service
Wiltshire Council
Collections - Business Rates
P.O. Box 4385
Trowbridge
BA14 4DS

Please send all payments to:
Collections
PO Box 4385
Trowbridge
BA14 4DS

Email:
businessrates@wiltshire.gov.uk


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Last updated: 23 July 2012

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