How to pay your business rates

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Pay your business rates online 


How to pay

Pay by Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the quickest and easiest way to pay your Business Rates.

You can pay over 10 or 12 months and can choose which day of the month you pay (1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th or 25th).

To set up your Direct Debit you will need:

  • your Business Rates reference number
  • your bank account number and sort code - you must also be the account holder and authorised to set up new Direct Debits. 


Set up Direct Debit online

If you have a company account which requires more signatories

If you have a company account which requires two or more signatories,  please download a Direct Debit mandate Direct Debit form (PDF 252KB) and return by e-mail, to or, by post to London Borough of Redbridge, Revenues, Benefits and Transactional Centre, 6th Floor, Lynton House, 255-259 High Road, Ilford Essex IG1 1NN.

How often Business Rates payments can be made

For those customers not paying by Direct Debit payments must be received by the 1st of each month. 

Your Business Rates will be split into 10 monthly payments but this can be extended to 12 months if it's easier for you to manage.  If you would like to switch to 12 payments please email

Other ways that you can pay your Business Rates

Payments through your bank

  • quote sort code 62-10-37 and account number 00000000 (eight zeros)
  • quote your Business Rates reference number

Payments by phone

Please phone 020 8708 4708 to pay by credit/debit card. The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We accept payments from Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Visa Debit, Electron and Solo cards.

Please have ready your reference number, your credit or debit card and the amount you need to pay.

Text Relay customers should dial 18001 before this number to access the Text Relay service.

Payments in person

You can pay your Business Rates bills in more than 40 post offices and 200 local shops across Redbridge. Payments are accepted in cash, cheques and debit card, check the post office branch finder to find your nearest Post Office branch.  The maximum payment on a single transaction is £999.99

Cash only payments can be made through the in-store PayPoint service. Check the PayPoint locator to find your nearest PayPoint shop. The maximum payment on a single transaction is £200.

You will need your payment barcode which is located on the back of your paper bill.  If you are signed up to our e-billing service then please request the barcode by emailing us at 


Make a Business Rates payment to a Redbridge Council enforcement agent (bailiff)

If the account you need to pay is currently with our enforcement agent (bailiff) for collection, payment should be made directly to the enforcement agent.

Please contact the relevant enforcement agencies: