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Non-domestic Rates: Rural Areas

Question for HM Treasury

UIN 49976, tabled on 24 October 2016

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on extending Small Business Rate Relief to businesses that claim Rural Rate Relief.

Answered on

31 October 2016

Rural Rate Relief provides 50% mandatory relief from business rates. The hierarchy of reliefs requires that a ratepayer must be given Rural Rate Relief over Small Business Rate Relief. The government keeps all taxes under review.

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