Paying business rates

Pay business rates by standing order


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 Commercial Rates

You must quote the full 16-digit reference number which is made up of 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).

Queries on your business rates

If you have a query regarding your business rates you should contact Land & Property Services.