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If you have received a bill for 2017/2018 which is for a higher amount than you were expecting, this could be due to a transitional adjustment. You can find information and examples of how it is calculated on our transitional adjustment page.

If you are having difficulty paying the quicker you get in touch with us and let us know your circumstances, the sooner we can consider setting up a suitable payment arrangement. Avoiding a reminder could be as simple as changing your monthly payment date, or by signing up for Direct deDit.

  Pay your business rates

If you are taken to court for non payment of business rates, they have no power to alter the amount you owe or make any arrangements to pay. It will be quicker and cheaper to resolve any issues you have before we issue a summons.

The reminders

If you have not paid anything or only paid part of an instalment owing, by the due date, a reminder will be sent.

Example Reminder

A reminder will be sent the first time you miss a payment. If you make the payment by the date on the reminder you will be able to continue paying by instalments. If you don't make this payment you will be issued a final notice.

Business Rates Reminder
An example of the reminder we send

Final notice

If you fail to pay the outstanding amount on the reminder we will normally issue a final notice. If you receive a final notice it means you have lost your right to pay by instalments and the total amount outstanding will be due.

Business Rates Final Notice
An example of the final notice we send