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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

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 direct debit or standing order

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

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 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 will 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.