Pay business rates

Setting up a Direct Debit for business rates is the easiest way to pay your bill.

How to set up your Direct Debit

There are different ways to set up a Direct Debit depending on the area your business is based:

You can pay over 12 months instead of 10, or however many months remain in the year. 

You are also protected by the Direct Debit guarantee, which promises that you will get your money back straight away if anything goes wrong. 

If you have business rates arrears

We will set instalments dividing the total balance outstanding by the number of months remaining in the financial year. 

Find out what happens if you fail to pay your business rates

Other methods of payment

If you are unable to set up a Direct Debit there are other ways you can pay your business rate bill.

Pay online

To pay online you will need your:

  • Business rates account number
  • Debit or credit card

You will need to choose the online payment link for the area your business is based in:

Pay by bank transfer

You can also pay by bank transfer using the sort code and account number on the back of your bill.

Pay by telephone

You will need your card and your business rates account number when you call.

Telephone: 0300 373 3730

Pay at the Post Office or a PayPoint

You can pay bills at any Post Office or a PayPoint outlet by using the barcode on your bill.

Find your nearest Post Office

Find your nearest PayPoint outlet

If your circumstances change

You should report any changes swiftly so you do not get a backdated increase. 

Let us know if your circumstances change

Contact the Business Rates team