Rates assistance for businesses impacted by COVID-19
The Finance Minister has announced a further £213 million of business rates support in addition to the emergency £100 million rates package to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19. Find out more about COVID-19: Emergency rates package for businesses.
BACs payments for rates
To make a Bacs payment ratepayers must provide their Rate Reference number (Account ID or Occupancy ID, followed by Ratepayer ID).
To enable correct allocation of payment(s), any remittance or Bacs query has to be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The bank details are:
Donegall Square West
- Bank Account Name: LPS Rate Account
- Account Number: 01063197
- Sort Code: 95–01–21
If a payment is coming from abroad, the LPS IBAN number for non-domestic rate accounts is as follows:
- IBAN Number: GB22DABA95012101063197
- BIC Address: DABAGB2B
CHAPs payments for rates
CHAPs payments can also be used when a payment needs to be paid quickly. There is a charge for making payments this way but it usually depends on the bank and the amount of money being transferred. It can be around £25 or more.
If you have a query regarding your business rates you should contact Land & Property Services.
Please note: Most LPS services are available, but LPS Customer Information Centres remain closed until further notice. The Ordnance Survey helpline remains closed until further notice, however queries can be directed to Mapping.Helpdesk@finance-ni.gov.uk. Helplines for rating and valuation, housing benefit, rates relief and land registration are open.
Closures will be kept under regular review in line with further Government announcements. Further information on service updates, helpline numbers and reaching LPS by email are available on the LPS website.