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Rural rate relief is available for certain types of businesses situated within a rural settlement; a parish of 3,000 people or less. There are 152 rural settlements in North Norfolk.

How do I qualify for this relief?

Qualifying businesses are:

  • The sole General Store with a rateable value below £8,500.
  • The sole Post Office with a rateable value below £8,500
  • Any food shop (excluding confectionery stores, takeaways and restaurants) with a rateable value below £8,500
  • The sole Public House with a rateable value below £12,500
  • The sole Petrol Filling Station with a rateable value below £12,500

How much relief would I get?

If you meet one of the above criteria with effect from 1st April 2017 you will be entitled to 100% Relief on your Non Domestic Rates bill.  50% of this relief will be granted under section 43 mandatory relief and 50% will be granted under section 47 discretionary relief.

Shops or Post Offices with a rateable value over £8,500 and Public Houses and Petrol Filling stations with a rateable value over to £12,500 are not entitled to Mandatory Relief but could be entitle to claim Small business Rate Relief.

How to apply for rural rate relief

Read the guidance notes / policy statement and complete one of the the application forms below.

Discretionary rural rate relief application

Mandatory rural rate relief application 

  1. Guidance notes