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Business rate payments

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Your business rates are billed as a single amount for a financial year, and you have the right to pay that amount in 12 monthly instalments as long as you pay them regularly and on time.

You lose your right to pay your bill in instalments if you:

  1. Fail to pay any monthly instalment after a reminder notice
  2. Fail to pay a monthly instalment in time more than once in a financial year.

Losing your right to pay in instalments means you will be sent a notice giving you seven days to pay the remaining balance of your account for the whole year.

Ways to pay


Direct Debit

The easiest way to pay. Here's the Direct Debit form, or pick one up from your local Customer Service Centre.



Press here to make debit or credit card payments online 24 hours a day, seven days a week



Press here to make debit or credit card payments over the telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week

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BACS payments

Pay to account number 00369020 sort code 30-96-97. Make sure you quote your business rates account number, and schedule your payments for two or more days before their due date. You can send your BACS remittances to us here.


Customer Service Centre

Press here for up to date opening times, locations, and accepted payment methods at our customer service centres.

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