Pay business rates

National non-domestic rates also known as business rates are payable by local shops, offices and factories. 

Failure to pay your business rates on time could lead to you losing your right to pay by instalments. To make it as easy as possible for you, there are several ways to pay your business rates.

Pay business rates by direct debit or by debit card

Alternatively, call 0800 389 1977 to pay by debit card or set up a direct debit. Make sure you have your bill and bank account details to hand.

Business rates are due on the first day of each month, by 10 monthly instalments from April to January each financial year.

You can also request that your instalments are spread over the full 12 months. To arrange this you must apply in writing to the Business Rates team at:

Peterborough City Council
Town Hall
Bridge Street

Email to

If you have any questions or concerns, call 01733 452252.

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 council tax account number as the reference on the payment.

Pay business rates by cheques or postal order

To be made payable to:

Peterborough City Council
Peterborough Direct
Strategic Resources
Bayard Place

Write your name, address and business rates number on the reverse of the cheque.

If you require a receipt you must enclose a stamped addressed envelope.

Please note: do not send cash.

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