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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:

  • Fail to pay any monthly instalment after a reminder notice
  • 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.

Payment MethodPayment Description

Direct Debit

The easiest way to pay: set up or change a Direct Debit.

Standing Order

Make payments using sort code: 40-15-07 and account number 21217623.

You will also need your Business Rates account reference to set up a standing order.
Make sure you quote your business rates account number, and schedule your payments for two or more days before their due date.

Online

Make debit or credit card payments online.

You will need your Business Rates account reference to pay online.

You are able to make online payments anytime, 7 days a week.

Telephone

Press here to make debit or credit card payments by telephone.

Changed address?

Tell us about a change of address - complete and return our change of address form.

Problems paying your business rates?

Please don’t let any problems grow. If you are having problems please contact us to discuss before we take recovery action.

We may be able to agree a payment arrangement with you to prevent recovery action being taken.