Business rates

How to pay your business rates

Pay online

To use the 24-hour online payment service you'll need your debit or credit card and your business rates account reference number (shown on your bill).

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To make a payment online you need to be using a secure, up-to-date web browser: More information and how to update your browser.

If you have any other problems accessing or using the online service please email

Direct debit

You can set up a direct debit, available payment dates are the 5th, 10th, 20th or 30th of the month, and you can pay over 10 or 12 months ( If you wish to pay over 12 months please contact us before 15 April). Alternatively you can choose to pay half yearly or annually.

You can set up a direct debit online

Or download the direct debit form for business rates [pdf], print it off, fill it in and send it back to us.


Call 0300 456 0530 to make an automated telephone payment. You'll need your account number and a debit or credit card. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All calls are charged at local rates. Calls made with other suppliers may be more and calls made from mobiles will cost considerably more.

Call 01925 443322 to speak to an advisor and make a payment. This service is available Monday to Friday, 9am and 6pm.


The council's bank details are:

National Westminster Bank PLC
23 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1XH

Sort code: 01-09-17
Account: 03383385

The IBAN number is: GB28 NWBK 0109 1703 3833 85

The BIC code is: NWBK GB 2L

Please quote the customer account reference on your bill.