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How to Pay your Business Rates

You can pay your Business Rates in the following ways:

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

You will need your Business Rates reference number before you can pay. You can pay in one of the following ways:

Pay online

To pay online you will need the Business Rates reference number (8 digits long on the front of your bill), the amount to pay and a debit card.


Pay business rates online

Pay by direct debit or standing order

See setting up a Direct Debit or Standing Order payment.

Pay by telephone

The telephone payment service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. To pay by telephone you will 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 01768 865733.

You will be advised of the authorisation number at the end of the call, please write this down in case you need it.

Pay using internet or telephone banking

If you have this facility with your bank you will need our bank details which are: Sort Code 20-66-97, Account Number 20346780. The reference to use is the Reference Number shown at the top left on the front of your Business Rates bill.