How to Pay Your Business Rates

You can pay your business rates in a number of different ways

You can pay online, by direct debit, on the phone, at the bank or by cheque.

By Direct Debit

To set up a Direct Debit, either call 01202 128654 or download a direct debit form and return it to us (the return address is listed at the top of the form).

You can choose to pay yearly or half-yearly, in 10 or 12 monthly instalments.

Paying online

You can pay online with a debit card or credit card.

Please note that when using this payment method, it will show on your bank statement (regardless of type of payment) as:-

On-line payment

BCP Council

On the phone

You can make a payment by calling our 24 hour payment line on 0330 088 7966. Simply listen to the options and pick the one that you wish to pay for. You can make a payment using a debit card or credit card.

Just make sure you have your reference ready.  

Transfer funds online or by phone

If you use online banking, you can pay by transferring funds. You’ll need:

  • Our sort code 40 13 07
  • Our account number 21006622
  • Your Business rates reference number 

By Post or Visit Us

We can't accept cash payments at the Town Hall or via post. To pay by cheque, you will need:

  • A cheque made payable to BCP Council, with your Business rates reference written on the back.

Post or bring your payment to:

Revenue and Benefits
Town Hall,
St Stephen’s Road,