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Pay your business rates

Ways to pay your business rates

Payment via Direct Debit

Direct Debit is one of the safest and most convenient ways of paying your bills:

  • Payments are made automatically, so bills are never forgotten, lost in the post or delayed by postal problems
  • Organisations using the Direct Debit Scheme have to pass a careful vetting process, and are closely monitored by the banking industry
  • The Direct Debit Guarantee protects you and your money in the unlikely event that there is an error in the payment of a Direct Debit, for instance if a payment is collected on the incorrect date, or the wrong amount is collected. It's offered by all banks and building societies that take part in the scheme

It saves you time

Modern life is hectic – but Direct Debit helps. It takes away much of the hassle associated with paying bills, and means that you can spend more time doing the things you want to. You’ll find it easier to stay on top of your bills, and you’ll know exactly how much money is going out each month.

For businesses paying by Direct Debit also means reduced workload and paperwork for your finance department. It really is win-win.

Payments via online banking, BACS or Standing Orders

You can make payments direct into our bank account via your own internet banking or via your branch. Our bank details are as follows:

Bank Name: Barclays
Sort Code: 20-10-11
Bank Account: 43443051
Reference: you will need to quote your business rates reference number from the front of your bill (starting with number 2...)

Payments by credit or debit card or by PayPal

You can make 24/7 payments via our secure online payment system.


Payments by telephone

You can pay your bill by telephoning us on 0300 4560495.

Payments in person

Please note you can no longer make payments 'in person' within the council offices. If you are wanting to make a cash payment then you will need to do this via your bank.