Paying business rates

Pay business rates by Direct Debit


Direct Debit is easy to set up and helps you to spread the cost of your business rate bill. Through a new online facility, it is now easy to set up a Direct Debit online. There are three Direct Debit collection dates each month. You can choose from the 7th, 15th, or 28th of each month as your preferred collection date and funds will be collected on or around your chosen date.

Once a Direct Debit has been set up for a rate account, it will continue each year, without further action from you. If you miss Direct Debit payments for two consecutive months, the facility may be withdrawn and you will have to make alternative payment arrangements.

You can also set up your Direct Debit for a single payment and your payment will be taken automatically every year.

Download the Land & Property Services (LPS) information for Direct Debit customers (PDF, 332K).

How to set up a Direct Debit

You can set up a Direct Debit online to pay your rates.

You can also set up a Direct Debit by downloading and completing the Direct Debit application form (PDF, 756K).

Alternatively, you can call the LPS helpline with your bank or building society details and they will set the Direct Debit up for you. You can contact LPS by the following methods:

  • Tel 0300 200 7801 (charged at local rate)
  • Tel +44 28 9049 5794 if calling from outside the UK
  • Text relay 18001 0300 200 7801