You could get rural business rate relief if your business is in a rural area with a population below 3,000.

You will not pay business rates if your business is in an eligible rural area and is:

  • the only village shop or post office and has a rateable value of up to £8,500
  • the only public house or petrol station and has a rateable value of up to £12,500

How to apply

If you think your business is eligible, contact us by:

  • email:
  • post: South Gloucestershire Council, Department for Resources and Business Changes, Revenues Services, PO Box 1952, Bristol, BS37 0DE

Make sure to quote the following information:

  • billing number
  • property address
  • type of business (village shop, post office, public house or petrol station)

Once we have received your enquiry we will check if you business is situated in a rural area. If it is then we will invite you to make a formal application for rural rate relief.

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