Paying business rates

Pay business rates by standing order


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 get your bank or building society to set up a standing order from your account to pay your business rates. The payment should be made to Land & Property Services (LPS) as follows:

  • bank account number: 01063197
  • sort code: 95-01-21
  • bank account name: LPS Rate Account

You must quote the full 16 digit reference number which is made up from your Account ID and Ratepayer ID and can be found at the top right-hand corner of your business rate bill. You must include the zeros at the beginning with no spaces or dashes, for example 0123456789105568.

You should be aware that a standing order has to be renewed each year, unlike a Direct Debit which runs continuously until cancelled.

Download the LPS information on the rate bill explained for instalment customers (PDF, 604K).

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 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.