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Paying by direct debit or standing order

Setting up a direct debit

To set up a direct debit you will need the following information at hand to complete the form:

  1. Business rates reference number (8 digits long)
  2. The name(s) of the bank account holder(s)
  3. The bank account number
  4. The bank sort code

Once you have the information above, complete the direct debit form (PDF: 252Kb / 2 pages)

The direct debit guarantee

  • This guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that take part in the direct debit scheme. The efficiency and security of the scheme is monitored and protected by your own bank or building society.
  • If the amounts to be paid, or the payment dates change, we will notify you 10 working days in advance of your account being debited, or as otherwise agreed.
  • If an error is made by us, or your bank or building society, you are guaranteed a full and immediate refund from your branch of the amount paid.
  • You can cancel a direct debit at any time by writing to your bank or building society. Please also send a copy of your letter to us.

Setting up a standing order

To set up a standing order you will need the following information at hand to complete the form:

  1. Business rates reference number (8 digits long)
  2. The name(s) of the bank account holder(s)
  3. The bank account number
  4. The bank sort code

Once you have the information above, complete the standing order form (PDF: 36Kb / 1 page)