Pay my business rates

Find out how to pay your business rates.

You can pay your business rates online by clicking on the button below. 

Pay online

By Direct Debit

This can be organised quickly and simply over the phone on 01476 40 60 80. Alternatively you can complete a pdf icon Direct Debit mandate form [327kb] and post this to us.
By phone Automated payment service 0330 088 6753. Calls cost 2p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
By post

Business Rates
Council Offices
The Picture House
St. Catherines Road
NG31 6TT

*Please quote your account reference on the back of the cheque. 

By cash at Allpay outlets

To pay by cash at one of many Allpay outlets (including Post Offices, shops and petrol stations), contact us and we will order you a payment card.
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What happens if you do not pay?

Failure to make the required payment(s) may result in recovery action culminating in the issue of a summons. If the court is satisfied you are liable, they can issue a Liability Order.

This means the council can:

  • instruct enforcement agents to take your belongings and sell them to raise money to pay the outstanding business rates and costs
  • bring insolvency proceedings against you
  • obtain security for unpaid business rates; and
  • bring further court proceedings that may lead to your committal to prison