Pay business rates

Set up a direct debit

The simplest and most convenient way to pay your business rates is by direct debit. 

Set up a direct debit

Pay with a credit or debit card 

Pay each instalment online using our online form.

Pay with a credit or debit card

Make a bank payment

Payment reference should be your 10 digit non-domestic (business rates) account number from the top right hand side of your paper bill. If you are registered for paperless billing your bill holds a seven digit non-domestic rates account number. Please add a to the start and a year indicator (23 for 2023/24, 24 for 2024/25 for example) at the end when making payment.

Council's bank sort code 83 06 08 and account number 00740589.

By phone 

Phone our 24 hour payment number and select option 4 for non-domestic (business rates)

0800 783 1719.

You will need your

  • debit card details
  • 10 digit non-domestic (business rates) account number from the top right hand side of your paper bill
  • 7 digit non-domestic rates account number from your paperless bill adding a 3 at the start and year indicator at the end (23 for 2023/24, 24 for 2024/25 for example).

At the Post Office

You can pay at any Post Office using

Find your nearest Post Office.

You will need to provide your 10 digit non-domestic (business rates) customer account number which can be found at the top right hand side of your bill. 

At a PayPoint

Pay at any PayPoint outlet by a payment card.  

To get or replace a payment card, contact Council Tax and benefits. The card will show your name and non-domestic (business rates) account number, and it will last for several years. You need it to let the shop know which account you are paying into.

There is no limit to the amount you can pay. You cannot use a payment card at a bank or building society.

Find your nearest PayPoint outlet.