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How to pay business rates

The business rates office has been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as a result we kindly request that all payments are made using BACS, CHAPS or via bank giro credit using the information shown on your business rate bill.

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.

By direct funds transfer BACS and CHAPS payments

Information is detailed on your business rates bill to allow you to set up direct funds transfers by BACS and CHAPS directly with your bank.

You must also quote your rate account number(s) and the amount being paid against each account. Email payment details to our cashiers.

Bank giro credit

You can instruct your bank to make payment using the details shown on your business rates bill. You must also quote your rate account number against each payment made.

Direct debit and cheque payments

We are unable to process direct debits and cheque payments due to the closure of the business rates office. Please only pay using one of the payment methods detailed above.