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Pay your Business Rates bill

Direct debit

Direct debit is the quickest and easiest way to pay your bill.

You can pay over 10 months (April to January) or 12 months (April to March) and choose which date of the month you pay (5th, 10th, 15th or 25th)

You can set up a direct debit online. Make sure you have your council reference number (from your bill or invoice) and your bank or building society details.

Paperless bills

If you pay by direct debit, you can get your bills by email.

I already pay by direct debit - how do I change the payment date or bank account details.

You can change your Direct Debit payment dates or bank details online.

Note: you do not need to do anything if you have already set up a direct debit, your new bill will list the payment instalment amounts and the date they will be taken.

If you chose to pay over 10 months, the direct debit will automatically stop after the 10th month and re-start in April after you receive the next year's bill in March.

Pay by debit card

We accept Switch/Maestro, Solo, Visa and Delta debit card payment. The online payments page  has options to pay different bills - simply choose ‘Business Rates’ from the list.

Pay by direct banking

You need to ask your bank to set this up for you, quoting your account reference number. You will need the council’s bank details:

Sort code: 56-00-36
Bank account number: 00143790
Bank account name: Bradford Council Credit Transfer Account

International banking

If you live outside of the UK and need to pay business rates on a property in the Bradford District you will need to quote your account reference number and this IBAN reference number to your bank: GB13NWBK56003600143790.

Pay in person

Take your bill or invoice to any PayPoint.

Pay up to £200 in each transaction. You can pay more than £200 at a time but PayPoint does this in more than one transaction and you will have more than one receipt.

Check your account balance

You can check your balance and account online.

I need a copy of my bill

You can ask for a copy of your Business Rates bill to be sent to you.

I don't pay by direct debit - can I pay weekly or fortnightly?

If you don't pay by direct debit you can contact us and arrange to pay weekly or fortnightly, however the payments must not be less than the instalment amount due that month.

We will divide up your payments so that you pay the equivalent of a monthly instalment before the due date.

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Council Switchboard : 01274 432111

Council Address : Britannia House, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 1HX


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