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How to Pay Business Rates

Direct Debit




The easiest way to pay your Business Rates is by direct debit. You simply complete an instruction for your bank or building society to pay your Business Rates when it is requested each month.

You save time, by not having to queue to make payment in person, and also money, if you would otherwise pay by sending a cheque through the post.

The Council is able to handle your payment more efficiently and you are safeguarded in the agreement which the Council has with the banks and building societies.

If a payment is made against your instructions for whatever reason, the Council must immediately reimburse your bank or building society.

If you wish to pay by direct debit and you have a current account with your bank or an appropriate building society account, please download and complete the Business Rates direct debit form and return it to:-

Executive Director (Resources and Support Services)
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council
Castle House
Barracks Road

Direct Debit Mandate NNDR


Payments are accepted by debit or credit card and you will be issued with a transaction number to confirm payment, which you should note for your own records.

Make an online payment


Payment may be made by debit or credit card by telephoning 01782 717717 (Option 1) at any time. When payment is made by this method please make sure your card details are available. This automated system will issue you with a transaction number to confirm payment, which you should note for your own records.


Addressed to Executive Director (Resources and Support Services), Castle House, Barracks Road, Newcastle, Staffs ST5 1BL. Cheques and postal orders should be crossed and made payable to:- Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, and the Business Rates account number written on the reverse. Receipts will only be issued if requested.

Bank Credit Transfer

Notify your bank of the amounts and dates of your payments. Allow five working days for payments to reach the Council's bank account.

The Council's bankers are:-

Lloyds Bank
Account Name  : Newcastle-under-Lyme BC General Fund A/C
Sort Code          : 30-00-03
Account             : 00747929
and your own Business Rates account number shown on the front of your demand.

Last updated 9 August 2019

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