Paying business rates

Pay business rates by telephone


You can pay your business rate bill over the telephone using the Land & Property Services (LPS) automated payment service. This is available 24 hours a day seven days a week. You can make a payment using a debit card. There is no charge for paying by debit card.

Making a rates payment by phone

To make a business rates payment by telephone you will need the following information which you can find on your rate bill:

  • Account ID
  • Ratepayer ID
  • Amount Due

The number to call is 0300 200 7801. Once connected you select the 'payment' option and follow the instructions to make a payment.

While LPS and their payment provider do not impose a payment limit, 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. This will not affect your entitlement to an early payment discount.

Debit cards accepted for rates payment

The following debit cards are accepted:

  • Switch
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron
  • Solo
  • Maestro

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

Queries on your business rates

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