Pay your business rates

Direct Debit

You can set up a Direct Debit to make payments each month. This is the easiest way to pay and means your bill will be paid correctly and on time. You just pick a payment date that suits you (1st, 11th, 21st or 28th of the month) and your payment is automatically debited from your account each month.

If you’ve received a bill, you can set up your Direct Debit using the online form below.

Pay business rates by Direct Debit

Alternatively, complete our Direct Debit form (PDF, 507.98 KB), scan it and email it to us at Make sure you quote your business rate account number in the subject line within angled brackets, for example, <40000001>.

Please note: if you've received a reminder, final notice or summons, you must first contact the Business Rates team on 020 8379 4766 to agree a payment arrangement.

A Direct Debit payment can be cancelled at any time if you would like to pay in a different way.

Single payments

As well as setting up a Direct Debit, you can use the website to make single business rates payments by debit or credit card.

Make a business rates payment

To pay by phone, call 020 8379 1000 and select option one.

Standing order

You can set up a standing order from your bank account using the following details:

Sort code: 40 20 23
Account number: 81228307

You will need to supply your business rates account number. It can take up to 10 working days for your payment to reach your business rates account.

International payments

If you are outside of the UK you will need to pay us using the following details:

IBAN: GB28HBUK40202381228307

In person at PayPoint retailers

You can pay your business rates at any PayPoint retailer. You will need to take your bill with you as it has a barcode which will make sure your payment is processed directly to your account.

Many retailers will accept cash or card, and you will be given a receipt. There is no charge to use this service.

When using PayPoint, remember that:

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