Guide

Paying business rates

Introduction

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.

Land & Property Services offer a number of payment methods you can use to pay the bill for your business rates. You can select the most convenient payment method that suits you and your business.

This guide outlines the various payment methods that are available for you to pay your business rates bill including:

This guide also advises you what to do if you are having problems and you can't pay your business rates and explains the consequences if you don't pay your rate bill.

To fully understand your business rates see business rates: the basics.

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 Mapping.Helpdesk@finance-ni.gov.uk. 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.