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Paying business rates

National non-domestic rates

Non-domestic rates (often called business rates) is a national tax collected locally by the Council which is payable by the occupier or owner of business property.

With effect from 1 April 2014 business rates can be paid over 12 monthly instalments, to apply please contact the business rate section.

Where to find help

Check and pay  your business rates balance

You can access your business rates account online using our eCitizen self service facility. You only need to register once to be able to manage any of your accounts including your Council Tax. 

General enquiries

Other ways to pay

Direct debit

Direct Debits are collected on the first of the month. You can set up a Direct Debit over the telephone or online. 

Set up a Direct Debit

At the Post Office

When your bill arrives, you will notice a barcode, you should take this bill with you to the Post Office. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or debit card. There is no additional transaction fee for this service.

At a retail outlet using PayPoint

When your bill arrives, you will notice a barcode, you should take this bill with you to the PayPoint outlet. You can pay your business rates at your local retail store that displays a PayPoint sign. Payment can be made by cash only at these locations.

Standing order or BACS payment

You can set up a standing order via your bank using the sort code 30-91-92 and account number 02895329. You will need to quote your non-domestic rates account reference. Please allow up to four working days for your payment to be received.

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