The annual business rates charge is normally payable over 10 monthly instalments, due on the 1st of each month from April to January.

You can pay in many ways, including by direct debit or via our secure online payment platform.

For all payments, you will need to quote your billing number which starts with a 6 and can be found on your bill.

Direct debit

Direct debit payments are made on the 4th of each month.

You can request to change your instalment plan to be spread over 12 monthly instalments instead of the automatic 10. Contact us using the details on this page to make this request.

If you have received a business rate bill, you can set up your direct debit online.

Alternatively you can:

Once a direct debit has been set up, a revised bill will be sent to you.

Secure online payment

To pay your business rates through our secure online payment platform you will need to provide your details and billing number (8 digit number which starts with a 6).


You can make payments 24 hours a day using our automated freephone service on 0345 245 0682.

Bank transfer

You can do this by going into your bank in person or via internet banking. It will normally take up to 4 working days to reach our bank account. You should allow for this to avoid falling into arrears.

Our bank details are:

Sort code: 55-61-38
Account number: 80105629

You must quote your billing number on your bank transfer so we can trace your payment.

If you want to inform us that your bank transfer has been made (remittance advice) you can email

Other ways to pay

You can also pay your business rates:

  • at a Post Office
  • at a PayZone outlet
  • setting up a standing order with your bank by using the details in the bank transfer information above

Make sure you have your business rates bill to hand when visiting the Post Office or PayZone as they will need to scan the barcode on the bill.

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