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 we have 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.

Set up a direct debit

You can set up a direct debit payment by logging in to your online account.

We have guidance available about how to manage your business rates online.

Alternatively, you can download and complete the business rates direct debit form and send it to

Managing your business rates online

If you are a business ratepayer within the borough, you can register for your own free online account where you can update your details and notify us of any changes.

How to register