Pay my business rates

How can I pay my bill?

Your Business Rates are payable by monthly instalments and the payment dates are shown on your bill. You must pay each instalment by the due date. There are many ways to pay.

Direct debit

Direct Debit is the easiest and most convenient way to pay if you have a bank/building society current account.

  • No cheques to write.
  • No postage and no queuing.
  • No need to remember each month's payment.

Paying this way helps the council reduce collection costs - these savings are passed on to you.
Pay by direct debit.

Internet payments

Pay your Business Rates via the internet, using your debit/credit card. This facility uses the highest levels of data encryption technology, ensuring complete confidentiality.

For all card payments we will issue an authorisation code and if you provide an email address we will send you an electronic receipt.

See Pay your council bills online then follow the on-screen prompts.

Telephone payments

Call 01832 742259. Have your debit card and payment details (including your account number) at hand. 24 hours a day seven days a week.

BACS payments

Payment can be made by BACS transfer using the following bank details. Please make sure you send a remittance advice to and you must quote your reference number.

Barclays Bank. Sort code 20-46-50 Account No. 00858846

Standing order

If you want to pay by Standing Order download a Business Rates standing order form. Remember to quote your Business Rates account number. Please allow 5 days for the payment to reach your Business Rates account.

Pay at our office

Pay by  cheque or debit/credit card at

  • Customer Service Centre, Newton Road, Rushden
  • Customer Service Centre, Cedar Drive, Thrapston

from 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Please bring your account details when making payment.

Bank Giro Credit

You can pay at any bank using your Bank Giro Credit slips. Some banks charge for this service if you do not have an account with them. You can pay at any branch of Barclays Bank free of charge. Allow 7 days for your payment to reach your Business Rates account.