Ways to pay your business rates

By Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay. It's simple, quick and safe and you do not need to remember to pay. You can spread your payments over the year with a choice of 3 payment dates on the 1st, 15th or 25th of the month.

You can also use the form to:

  • tell us about a change to the Bank or Building Society account that you want to make payments from
  • make a change to your Direct Debit payment date

You must continue to pay your business rates bill while you're waiting for any changes to be made. When your request has been agreed, we'll send you a new business rates bill confirming your Direct Debit payments.

Set up a Direct Debit

Online to make a one off payment

You'll need your business rates reference number and a debit or credit card.

Pay your business rates online

Through your bank

Make your payment to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. If you pay online you must quote your business rates reference number.

Bank: Barclays Bank Plc
Sort code: 20-05-25
Account number: 10840181

You should allow up to 5 working days for the payment to reach your business rates account.

You should send any remittance advices that confirm the way a payment should be allocated to receipts@stockport.gov.uk

By telephone

Payments can be made over the telephone by debit and credit card. This is an automated service available 24 hours a day. Please call 0300 456 0487.

You'll need your:

  • business rates reference number. You can find this on your business rates bill. It's 10 characters long and starts with '90'
  • your debit or credit card details

At a Post Office or PayPoint outlet

Take your business rates bill with you and use the barcode on the front to make your payment free of charge. You should allow up to 5 working days for the payment to reach your Council Tax account.

Over 12 months

If you receive your annual bill in March, you can request to pay business rates over 12 monthly instalments. We'll send you a new bill showing your new payments and when they're due.

Note: if you receive your bill at any other time of the year, the number of instalments will be less than 12.

Pay your business rates over 12 months