Pay your Business Rates

Business Rates (also known as ‘non-domestic rates’) are charged on most commercial properties such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses, factories, holiday rental homes or guest houses.

There are several ways to pay your Business Rates. Failure to pay your Business Rates on time could mean you lose your right to pay by instalments.

Business Rates are due on the first day of each month, by 10 monthly instalments from April to January each financial year. We can however offer additional instalment dates to our Direct Debit payers.

Pay Business Rates by Direct Debit

Setting up payment by Direct Debit is quick and easy. It allows you to choose which date of every month you would like to pay – 1st, 8th, 15th and 25th.

Once your Direct Debit is set up, your bank will pay the instalments for you each month. You only need to set it up once and it will run every year. You do not need to cancel it.

Pay Business Rates by debit card

Pay by debit card online

Pay by debit card over the phone

Alternatively, you can call 0800 389 1977 to pay by debit card over the phone. Please make sure you have your bill and bank account details to hand.

Pay Business Rates by internet banking or bank credits

Our account details are:

  • Barclays Bank, Peterborough
  • Sort Code: 20-67-45
  • Account number 10572918

Use your Business Rates account number as the reference on the payment.

If making payment in respect of multiple accounts, then please ensure that remittance advice is emailed to This will ensure the payment is allocated across your accounts correctly.

Request to spread your instalments over 12 months instead of 10

You can request to spread your instalments over the full 12 months instead of 10 months. To arrange this, you must apply in writing by email or post to the Business Rates Team:

Business Rates Team
Peterborough City Council
Town Hall
Bridge Street

Tel: 01733 452252