Paying business rates

You can pay your business rates by:

  • ten monthly instalments
  • twelve monthly instalments (please contact us if you would like twelve instalments)
  • a lump sum payment on 1 April
  • two half-yearly payments on 1 April and 1 September

Ways to pay

Pay online

Pay business rates now

You can pay online with a credit or debit card 24 hours a day using our secure service.

Direct Debit

Set up a business rates direct debit

Direct Debit payments for business rates can be collected on either the 1 or 15 of the month.

Automated telephone payments (24 hour service)

0300 023 0202

You can pay by phone with a credit or debit card 24 hours a day using our automated telephone payments system.

Other ways to pay

Business rates recovery procedure

If you do not pay your business rates, we will need to start recovery procedures. If you are struggling to pay your rates, please do contact us as early as possible as we may be able to help before the recovery procedure begins.

Here's how the procedure works:

Will will send only one reminder during the year. We do not send reminders each time a payment is missed or is late. Once we send a reminder, if you don't pay or miss a further payment, you will lose the right to pay by instalments. You will get a Magistrates' Court summons for the balance of the year's charge.

If you don't pay the amount by the court date, we will apply to the Magistrates' Court for a Liability Order with costs. If you still  don't pay or you don't abide by subsequent arrangement, the Liability Order will be passed to a bailiff and further costs added.

Contact information

  • Telephone: 01494 412 226