Pay business rates

Pay by direct debit

The easiest way to pay your business rates is by direct debit.

You simply complete an instruction for your bank or building society to pay your business rates when it is requested each month.

You save time, by not having to queue to make payment in person, and also money, if you would otherwise pay by sending a cheque through the post.

We are able to handle your payment more efficiently and you are safeguarded in the agreement which the Council has with the banks and building societies.

If a payment is made against your instructions for whatever reason, we must immediately reimburse your bank or building society.

If you wish to pay by direct debit and you have a current account with your bank or an appropriate building society account, please download and complete the business rates direct debit form and send it to

Download the business rates direct debit form