Pay business rates

Business rates are usually paid in 10 instalments from April to January however under new rules you can apply to pay in 12 instalments.

If you wish to pay in 12 instalments, your request must be received in writing by 1 April. Where requests are received after 1 April business rates will be payable in the number of months remaining up to and including March.

The easiest way to pay business rates is by direct debit.

Pay by Direct Debit

Download and fill out the  direct debit instruction form (PDF) [92KB] and return it to or post it to the address printed in the direct debit form.

You can also pay by BACS transfer, standing order, bank giro credit or you can pay online.

Please be sure to quote your rate account number when making a payment.

Pay your business rates

Pay by BACS transfer, standing order or telephone/internet banking

Our Natwest bank details are:

  • Sort code: 60-22-10
  • Account: 72430176
  • IBAN:  GB78NWBK60221072430176

Please quote your rates reference number or supply a remittance.

Pay by telephone

You can use the 24-hour automated telephone payment service which accepts debit cards and credit cards by calling 01895 556699.

Please have your business rates reference number and debit/credit card ready when you call.

Page last updated: 20 Jul 2023