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Pay business rates

Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the Council's preferred payment method and is available for monthly instalment payers. Download a  ndr sac direct debit form (PDF) [59KB] .


To pay online, complete our non-domestic (business) rates form.

By phone

Payment by Debit or Credit Card can be made by using the 24hr automated service by telephoning 0300 123 0900.

Other ways to pay

Bank transfers

Sort code 801239 Account 00255283

Quote your account number and email to confirm your remittance.

By Standing Order

Payment by Standing Order can be made, although unlike direct debit, you would have to instruct your bank to change the payments at the beginning of every year as well as each time the liability changed.

Payment by 2 Instalments

Please retain the Rates Notice after the first payment has been made, as it will be required for the payment of the 2nd instalment.

When to pay


Ratepayers can pay in 10 monthly instalments on the 7th of each month. For bills issued after April, instalments start in the month following issue. Failure to pay instalments on time could result in the full balance becoming due immediately.

Late or Non Payment

If rates remain outstanding 14 days after issue of a Final Reminder Notice, we may apply for a Summary Warrant. In this instance, the full amount outstanding will become payable, together with a penalty of 10% of the amount due. If unpaid, this may result in legal proceedings against you to recover the debt.