Business Rates - Mandatory and Discretionary Rural Rate Relief

The Rural Rate Relief Scheme is designed to assist businesses in rural areas.

The scheme allows for relief of 100% to be granted to all of the following classes of business, provided that they are situated within a qualifying rural settlement (see list at end of these notes) and meet the following criteria: -

  • Post Office - the only such business in the rural settlement, and with a rateable value of £6,000 or less
  • General Store - A business consisting wholly or mainly of the sale by retail of both food for human consumption (excluding confectionary) and general household goods. It must be the only such business in the rural settlement.
  • Public House - the only such business in the rural settlement, and with a rateable value of £9,000 or less
  • Petrol Filling Station - the only such business in the rural settlement, and with a rateable value of £9,000 or less
  • Rural Food Shop - a business consisting wholly or mainly of the sale by retail of food for human consumption (excluding confectionery and the supply of food for consumption on the premises, or hot food for consumption off the premises), and with a rateable value of £6,000 or less.

Designated Rural Settlements

Ashley, Brampton Ash, Braybrooke, Broughton ,Cranford, Cransley, Dingley, Geddington, Grafton Underwood, Harrington, Little Oakley, Loddington, Newton, Orton, Pipewell, Pytchley, Rushton, Stoke Albany, Sutton Bassett, Thorpe Malsor, Warkton, Weekley, Weston-by-Welland, Wilbarston

Please notify Kettering Borough Council immediately of any change in the information provided.