Business rate payments

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.

Pay your business rates

  1. By Direct Debit - complete and return this form or contact us here.
  2. Online here.
  3. In person at one of our customer service centres.
  4. Over the telephone.
  5. Bank payments (BACS) 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.

Tell us about a change of address

Complete and return this form.