Non Domestic Rates: Rural Relief Application Form

This form should be completed in respect of rural premises where you wish to claim Mandatory and/or Discretionary relief of rates in the categories described in the explanatory notes.

Failure to provide the Required details will result in rejection of the application.

1. Person Claiming Relief
Address of Property
2. Nature of Business
Please select the nature of your business

A General Store is one where the trade or business commits wholly or mainly of the sale by retail of both food for human consumption (excluding confectionery) and general household goods.

A qualifying food store is one where the trade or business consists wholly or mainly of the sale by retail of food for human consumption excluding confectionery and excluding the supply of food in the course of catering.  Catering includes the supply of food for consumption on the premises and supply of hot food for consumption off the premises.

I certify that there are no other Public Houses or Hotels located within the settlement.

I certify that a current hotel licence or public house licence is held in respect of these premises.

I certify that I am not responsible for the rates for any other public house or hotel in Scotland.

Provide details of other shops and businesses located within your immediate geographical area
(This will be used to determine if you are the only / main business eligible for relief in your location and may be verified).

Provide details of all other food stores such as bakers, butchers, delicatessens, grocers, fishmongers or greengrocers, etc located within your immediate geographical area. (This information will be used to determine your eligibility to relief and may be verified).

(This information will be used to determine your eligibility to relief and may be verified)
3. Declaration
I certify that the information supplied is to the best of my knowledge and belief accurate. I understand that to deliberately provide false information for monetary advantage is a criminal offence. If claiming on behalf of a business, please state in which capacity you are claiming e.g. owner, director, manager, partner, agent etc
Your Contact Details

N.B. Failure to complete this document with the required details will result in rejection of the application.

Head of Customer and Support Services

On completion please return to:
Council Offices
Kintyre House
Snipefield Industrial Estate
PA28 6SY

Data Protection Fair Processing Notice: Argyll and Bute Council, or their agents, will primarily use the information you have supplied on this form for the collection and administration of tax. The information may also be used for other legitimate purposes e.g. property occupancy and refuse collection. Where permitted by law, or where your consent has been obtained, information may be shared with other Councils, governmental and quasi-governmental bodies. By completing and submitting this form you consent to the use of your personal data including, where appropriate, sensitive personal data. You have a right to apply for a copy of the information we hold about you, and to have any inaccuracies corrected. The set fee (where applicable) will be charged.

Should you wish to exercise this right, your request must be made in writing to the Data Protection Officer, Argyll & Bute Council, Kilmory, Lochgilphead,
PA31 8RT.


de minimis aid

Under EC regulation 1998/2006 (de minimis aid regulation), this is a de minimis aid. There is a ceiling of 200,000 Euros (approx