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How to pay

You are entitled to pay business rates by monthly instalments or quarterly, half-yearly or annually. The instalment arrangement is set out on your bill. Payment methods available are detailed below.

Direct debit

A simple way of paying your business rates whereby you only have to sign a direct debit instruction once and amounts will be collected automatically as they fall due. The direct debit scheme comes with the following guarantee that is offered by all banks and building societies taking part in the scheme.

The efficiency and security of the scheme is monitored and protected by your own bank or building society. If the amount to be paid or the payment date changes the City of London will notify you ten working days in advance of your account being debited or as otherwise agreed. If an error is made by the City of London or your bank or building society, you are guaranteed a full and immediate refund from your branch of the amount paid. You can cancel a direct debit at any time by writing to your bank or building society but please also send a copy of your letter to us. Find out more or request an instruction to pay your bills

Download a direct debit application form (365kb)

Bankers standing order

Telephone 020 7332 1318 for a standing order form. Remember, it will be necessary to complete a new standing order form every financial year.

Bank Giro credit

Please use the form on the front of the bill or the instalment slip.

Cheque

Payable to the City of London by post to: The Chamberlain of London, PO Box 270, Guildhall, London, EC2P 2EJ.


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