Business rates Direct Debit form

Direct Debit is the most convenient way to pay your business rates every month.

The advantages include:

  • It's simple, quick and safe
  • No need to remember when to pay
  • The scheme offers your business complete peace of mind as it is guaranteed by your bank

You can use our online Direct Debit mandate form to action the following requests:

  • Setup a Direct Debit to pay your business rates each month
  • Change your Bank or Building Society account details

We only collect direct debit payments for business rates on the 1st day of the month.

You must continue to pay your business rates bill while you're waiting for any changes to be made. When your request has been agreed, we'll send you a new business rates bill confirming your Direct Debit payments.

A minimum of ten working days notice is required before the first payment can be taken from your bank account.

Before you start

Before you start to complete the form, make sure you have checked the following

  • Your business rates billing number - this can be found in the top right hand corner of your bill. It's a six digit number
  • The address of the property you are paying for
  • Your bank/building society account details

When setting up a Direct Debit online you also need to confirm the following:

  • You are the named account holder on the bank account to be debited
  • No other signature apart from your own is required to authorise the setting up of Direct Debits on this account

If you can't confirm this you can still set up a Direct Debit, but you'll need to print out a Direct Debit Instruction form or call our Business Rates Team on 0161 912 2346.

Setup a Direct Debit