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Payment options

There are several different ways that you can pay your Business Rates. 

You can pay:

  • in 10 or 12 monthly instalments;
  • once a year on 1 April; or
  • you can pay half on 1 April and the other half on 1 September.
  • At your bank or your online banking, remember to include your Business Rates account number, using the following details
    Sort Code: 40-43-36
    Account No: 11549200

Direct Debit

If you have a bank or building society current account, Direct Debit is the most efficient and convenient way to pay your Business Rates.

We offer two different payment dates; 1st and 16th of the month.

You can pay by setting up a direct debit online

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You can pay your business rates online.

By Telephone

You can call our 24-hour automated payments line on 01438 242345 at any time. You will need your 8-digit account number. This is shown on the front of your bill and your debit/credit card details. We do not accept American Express and Diners Club.

Business Rates Section

Council Offices
SG13 8EQ

01438 242876