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How to pay your business rates

You can pay your Business Rates by instalments, annually, or half-yearly, by direct debit, standing order, online, telephone, or internet or telephone banking. You need your Business Rates reference number before you can pay.

Pay by instalments

You can pay your Business Rates in:

  • ten or twelve monthly instalments, payable on the 18th of the month (the number of instalments reduces for bills issued after 1 April),
  • annually, or half-yearly.

Pay by direct debit or standing order

Read about paying by direct debit or standing order, to find out the information you need and to download a form.

Pay online

Pay business rates online; enter your Business Rates reference number (8 digits long on the front of your bill); the amount to pay and your debit card details.

Pay by telephone

The telephone payment service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. To pay by telephone you need the Business Rates reference number (8 digits long on the front of your bill), the amount to pay and a debit card.

Telephone 01768 867324 or telephone 01768 865733.

Write the authorisation number down which we give at the end of the telephone call, in case you need it.

Pay using internet or telephone banking

To pay using internet or telephone banking you need our bank details, our sort code 20-67-21 and the account number 20346780. Use the reference number shown at the top left on the front of your Business Rates bill.

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