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Ribble Valley Borough Council

National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR)

Rate Relief for Businesses in Rural Areas

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Certain types of properties in a rural settlement with a population below 3,000 - the only general store, post office or food shop and with a rateable value of less than £8,500 or the only public house or petrol station and with a rateable value of less than £12,500 - may be entitled to relief. The property has to be occupied and an eligible ratepayer is entitled to relief at 50% of the full charge whilst the local council 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. Full details can be obtained from the business rates section on 01200 414451 or email ctax@ribblevalley.gov.uk.

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