Paying business rates

What happens if I can't pay my rate bill?


Payment of rates is a legal obligation. If you are not able to pay your rate bill you must contact Land & Property Services (LPS) immediately.

If you owe rates and do not have a payment arrangement in place, the best thing you can do is to contact LPS to discuss the options available that will help legal recovery action. The easiest way to get in touch with LPS is to complete LPS's online contact form.

Alternatively, you can contact LPS using the following methods:

  • Tel 0300 200 7801 (charged at local rate)
  • Tel 0044 28 9049 5794 if calling from outside the UK
  • Text relay 18001 0300 200 7801

Help with your rates

There are a variety of reliefs available to support business ratepayers. You can find out more about these at help available for business rates.

To understand the consequences if you don't pay your business rates see what happens if I don't pay my rate bill?