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How to pay business rates

Date updated: 11/10/2020

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

This is a simple way of paying your business rates; 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.

Business rates direct debit instruction PDF (126KB)
Date submitted: 2/10/20

Bank giro credit

Please pay at any bank using the details on your bill. You must quote your rates account number(s) and the amount being paid against each account.