If you're making a payment in response to a reminder notice or court summons, please pay the amount requested on the notice in order to avoid further recovery action. If you're unsure about what you need to pay, please contact the Business Rates team on 01225 47 77 77.
If you're having problems keeping up with your Business Rates payments, please see Problems paying your Business Rates? for advice.
There are several ways to pay your Business Rates
Pay online by debit or credit card.
Enter your Business Rates account number in the ‘Reference’ box, followed by the amount you need to pay.
Call our 24 hour automated payment line and pay by debit or credit card.
You'll need to choose 'Business Rates' from the list of options, and then enter your Business Rates account number and the amount you need to pay.
Call 0845 372 3501*
*This call will cost you 3p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.
Direct Debit is a simple, safe and speedy way to pay. Your payments will automatically be taken from your Bank or Building Society account on your preferred payment date (1st or 15th of the month).
To pay your Business Rates by Direct Debit:
- Call 01225 47 77 77 and have your account number and bank details to hand.
- Download and complete the Direct Debit form.doc (160 KB) and email it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- Print and complete the Direct Debit form.pdf (107 KB) and post it to Business Rates, Lewis House, Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JG.
Make your payment using the following details:
Bank: National Westminster Bank, Old Bank Branch
Sort Code: 56 00 34
Account Number: 57134510
Account Name: Bath & North East Somerset Council
Please quote your Business Rates account number as the payment reference. Failure to do so may result in the payment not reaching your account.
To ensure payments are allocated correctly, please send all remittance advices to email@example.com.
Self-service payment kiosks are available for cash, debit and credit card payments. These machines are unable to accept £50 notes.
You will need to have your Business Rates account number with you.
Make cheques payable to Bath & North East Somerset Council. Write your name, address and account number on the back of your cheque. We cannot accept post-dated cheques and we do not send receipts for cheque payments.
Send your cheques to:
It can take several days to process cheques, so allow plenty of time for your payment to be credited to your Business Rates account.
Pay in 12 monthly instalments
If you haven’t already asked us to spread your payments over 12 months, your annual Business Rates bill (issued in March) will have been broken down into 10 monthly instalments, payable between April and January.
Please contact us if you would like to spread your payments over 12 months. Your current bill will be recalculated to give the maximum number of instalments available for the rest of this year, up to March 2018, and your future annual bills will automatically be payable over 12 months.