Relief and exemptions

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2. Rural rate relief

Rural rate relief is available for specific types of business which are situated in an area appearing in the Teignbridge Rural Settlement List.

  • 100% rate relief to the only general store or Post Office with a rateable value of up to £8,500.
  • 100% rate relief for all food stores (excluding confectionery and catering establishments), with a rateable value of up to £8,500.
  • 100% rate relief for the only public house or petrol filling station with a rateable value of less than £12,500.

We also have the discretion to discount all or part of the business rates on other businesses in any settlement area if the rateable value is less than £16,500 and the authority is satisfied the business benefits the local community.

If you think your business may qualify for this relief you can download and complete the rate relief application.