Guide

Paying business rates

Introduction

Rates assistance for businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Finance Minister has announced an 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: Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23 March 2020 about additional measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, Land & Property Services offices and phone lines will be closed from Tuesday 24 March until Wednesday 15 April. The closure will be kept under regular review and the dates will change in line with further Government announcements. Further information on service updates will be available on the LPS website.