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Pay your business rates

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Business rates are normally payable in 10 monthly instalments. If you're a new customer and we send you a bill after April,​ we may reduce the number of instalments.

Direct Debit is the quickest, safest and easiest way to pay your business rates but other payment options are available to you.

Please note: if you want to set up your Direct Debit using a joint bank or building society account, you'll need to request a mandate by ringing us on 01706 926170.

You can complete this task in MyAccount.

​You'll need to have a MyAccount to set up your Direct Debit online.

I have a MyAccount

  1. Sign in to MyAccount.
  2. Add your business account, if you haven't already. You'll need your business rates account number which you can find on your bill.
  3. From your online business rates account, follow the link for Direct Debit set up.
  4. Have your bank or building society details ready (account holder name, bank or building society name, account number, sort code).

Sign in to MyAccount to set up your Direct Debit online

I need to register for MyAccount

  1. Register for MyAccount.
  2. Sign in to MyAccount.
  3. Add your business account. You'll need your business rates account number which you can find on your bill.
  4. From your online business rates account, follow the link for Direct Debit set up.
  5. Have your bank or building society details ready (account holder name, bank or building society name, account number, sort code).

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​In most cases when you sign up for Direct Debit we can take your details with just one call to our contact centre. You can call us Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm to set up your Direct Debit. We're closed for training on Monday between 11am-11.30am.

Before you call, you'll need to have ready:

  1. Your business rates reference number which you can find on your bill.
  2. Your bank or building society details (account holder name, bank or building society name, account number, sort code)
Set up Direct Debit - ring 0300 303 8870

Online payment: you can use your credit or debit card to pay your bill. Pay your business rates bill online.

Through a bank (Bankers Automated Clearing Services, BACS): you can make payments by quoting your business rates account number and using our banking details:

Account name: RBC Business Rates Standing Orders
Account number: 30410667
Sort code: 20-55-58
Address: Barclays Bank PLC, 51 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3HQ

You'll need these details to pay by BACS when you use your banking app, internet banking, telephone banking or standing order. You can send us details of payments you have made to revenues.benefits@rochdale.gov.uk

By telephone using debit or credit card: to use this option, phone our automated payments line 01706 926180 with your debit or credit card and business rates reference number to hand. Lines are open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Payment at Post Office branches and PayPoint outlets: You can pay at any Post Office branch or PayPoint outlet, but you must always present your bill with a barcode on when making your payment. It usually takes up to 3 working days for us to receive your payment. If you pay by cheque at the Post Office, then your cheque should be made payable to 'Post Office Ltd'. This service is free.

If you're experiencing financial difficulties and cannot afford to pay your business rates, you should contact us straight away so​ we can help.

If you don't contact us and continue to default on your payments, we'll take action to recover any money outstanding. This will involve the issue of a Magistrates Court summons, and could result in enforcement action, bankruptcy or insolvency.​​​​​

Contact

01706 926170

Business Rates Team
Resources Directorate
Revenues and Benefits
PO Box 490
Rochdale OL16 9AJ