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Pay business rates

Business rates is normally due in ten monthly instalments on the 7th of each month from April to January. However, you may pay by twelve monthly payments, from April to March, on request. Contact the Local Taxation Office to change to twelve monthly payments.

How to pay business rates

Direct Debit

The simplest way to pay.

  • No queuing, no cheques to write or letter to post
  • A choice of 4 different payments dates either 1st, 7th, 15th or 25th of the month
  • Pay over up to 12 months (except when paying on 1st of the month)

Download a Direct Debit instruction (PDF) or contact Customer Services.


Pay Business Rates online


01234 718061

The payment line is available 24 hours a day. You will need the Business Rates Account Number shown on your bill, and your debit card or credit card.

BACS Transfer

Quote our Bank Sort Code 60-02-13, our Bank Account Number 62288849 and the Business Rates Account Number shown on your bill.

Post Office or Payzone outlet

Pay by cash or debit card: Take your Business Rates bill with you every time you pay so that the bar code can be scanned.

You can find your nearest Payzone shop on the Payzone website

Difficulty paying your business rates?

Contact the Local Taxation Office straight away to discuss payment.

Otherwise the Council will take action if payments are not received by the due dates. This can mean you lose the right to pay by instalments. Legal action may also be taken resulting in additional legal costs and enforcement fees.

Please see the Council's Fair Debt Collection policy (PDF) for more information.