Paying business rates

Pay business rates online

Guide

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.

You can pay your business rates online through the Land & Property Services (LPS) rate payment online site. This service allows you to pay your rate bill by debit card.

When making a rates payment, you will need your LPS Account ID and Ratepayer ID - this is found at the top of your rate bill. You will also need to know the amount you need to pay. LPS information on the rate bill explained for instalment customers (PDF, 604K).

While LPS and their payment provider do not impose a payment limit on the online payment site, some card providers do impose a single transaction limit (commonly around £2,000). If you experience a problem trying to process a large transaction this may be the cause. To avoid this you could try to process the payment in two smaller transactions.

Debit cards accepted for rates payment

The following debit cards are accepted when paying business rates online:

  • Switch
  • Visa Electron
  • Solo
  • Maestro

Please note that LPS are currently unable to accept credit card payments on business rate accounts.