What if I don't pay my business rates?

Your business rates are payable on or before the dates shown on your annual bill.

  • If you miss a payment, we will send you a reminder notice.
  • You will then have seven days to bring your account up to date. If you bring your account up to date, no action will be taken.
  • We will only issue two reminders in each financial year.
  • If you fail to pay a third time, your right to pay by instalments will be withdrawn and a final notice issued and we will begin recovery action against you.

If you are struggling to pay your business rates, or if you fall into arrears with your business rates, please contact our recovery team on 01543 308885 as soon as possible so that we can work with you to make arrangements for a mutually acceptable payment arrangement.