Pay Your Business Rates

Why not register today for our Citizen Access Portal, our online facility designed to make your life easier. You can view your Non-Domestic Rates bills, view your account details, payment dates and notifications as well as other online services.

Pay Your Business Rates

You can ask (via telephone, letter or email) to pay your business rates either:

  • quarterly (1st April, 1st July, 1st October and 1st January)
  • biannually (1st April and 1st October)
  • annually (1st April)
  • 12 monthly instalments (April to March) 

Direct Debit

If you pay by Direct Debit we automatically claim the monthly instalment due from your bank account.

To set up a direct debit you can either:

  • use our online application form
  • download the form found in related downloads and follow the instructions on the form

Online or on the Phone

Payments can be made by credit card and debit card over the phone and online. We accept:

  • Mastercard
  • Visa (not Visa Electron)
  • Switch/Maestro

To pay by debit/credit card over the phoner call the 24 hour payment line on 08702 406650. Calls are charged at the National Rate as charged by your telephone provider Calls to this number are charged at 1 pence per minute. There may also be additional charges incurred by your own telephone provider.

To pay online please use our online payment system

At the Bank

You are likely to be charged an extra fee for paying at the bank, however Barclays will process your Business Rates payment free of charge.

To pay at the bank you will need to quote your Business rates account number.

You will also need our bank details:

  • Sort Code: 20-79-81
  • Account No: 20145904
  • Account Name: General

You will also need to tell the bank the instalment amount.

All of this information is on your Business Rates bill; take it with you to make things easier.

Standing Orders

You can also pay by setting up a standing order. To set up a standing order, with every payment you need to ensure you  quote your Business rates account number, this can be found on your demand.

You also need the Council's bank details.

  • Sort Code: 20-79-81
  • Account No: 20145904
  • Account Name: General

With a standing order it is your responsibility to make sure that the correct amount is paid and that you pay your instalments on time, on the 1st of each month.

Standing order payments can take up to 7 days to reach us after leaving your bank account.

Contact Business Rates

Telephone: 01702 215001

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