Pay your business rates

You can pay your business rates online by selecting the 'make a payment now' button. You'll need your 13 digit reference number and a credit or debit card.

Other ways to pay

By direct debit

A safe, quick and easy way to pay, with a full guarantee against errors. Compared to other payment methods, monthly direct debiting offers you the following advantages:

  • Saves you time – no more cheques to write, no more queuing to pay!
  • Saves you money – no more stamps to buy!
  • Lower administration costs – by reducing handling costs you can help keep business rates as low as possible
  • Gives you peace of mind – your bank/building society makes sure your bill is paid on time
  • Full guarantee against errors – see the direct debit guarantee

Setting up a direct debit to pay your business rates in monthly instalments is simple. Apply online by using the

You'll be notified of the amounts to be debited at least 14 days before the first payment date.

By phone with a debit or credit card (24 hours a day)

Just ring 0345 678 9009 when a payment is due. Please make sure you have your account number and debit or credit card ready when calling.

Please note that a 1.3% transaction charge will be applied to credit card payments. No charge will apply to debit card payments.

Home telephone banking

Just call your bank and quote:

Account name: SC Business Rates
Bank: National Westminster Bank Plc
Mardol Head
Sort Code: 55-50-05
Account Number: 55652409

You must quote your full business rates reference to enable us to identify you. This is a 13 digit reference starting with a '2', and can be found on your latest bill.

Post office/Paypoint

You can pay your business rates using the barcode shown on your most recent bill at:

Data protection statement

The information you provide will be used to process your payment. It may be shared with other council services and partner organisations to ensure our records are kept accurate, and to help us to identify services you may be entitled to or interested in. We may also share relevant information with external agencies for the purposes of preventing and detecting fraud, or if the law requires us to do so.