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Business rate payments

Warning Sign TinyCoronavirus update: eligible businesses in the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors will pay no business rates in 2020-21 and all recipients of small business rate relief are eligible for a £10,000 cash payment. Find out more.

Your business rates are billed as a single amount for a financial year, and you have the right to pay that amount in 10 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.

Problems paying your business rates?

Please don’t let any problems grow, here you will find out more on how we can help

Pay your business rates

  1. Online here
  2. In person at our customer service centre
  3. Over the telephone, using our automated payment line
  4. Bank payments (BACS) to account number 21217623 sort code 40-15-07. 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.

Check your account online

Sign up for an online account here.