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Business Rates Billing

Information about your Business Rates bill


If you pay by direct debit we will request your payment from your bank or building society on your payment date so you will never be in arrears with your payments.

Your bill shows you how much you are due to pay. We must receive your Business Rates payment on or before the payment date detailed on your bill.

It is important that you make your payment on time as by law, if we don't receive your payment on time, we will ask you to make the missed payment within seven days. If you do not do this, you will lose your right to pay in instalments after another seven days. The amount you owe for the rest of the year will then be due immediately and we will apply to the Sheriff Court for a 'summary warrant' at which stage statutory costs of 10% of the amount you owe will be added to your bill.


Your bill will detail the rateable value, rate poundage including any supplement and the Business Rates charge for your property.

Your bill will also detail the amount of all payments you have made.

Business Rates Relief or Other Reductions

Your bill will detail any relief or reduction in your Business Rates charge and the reason for this.

If you think you may be entitled to a relief or reduction that is not detailed on your bill you should make an application without delay.

If you are no longer entitled to a relief or reduction detailed on your bill or have had a change of circumstances that means you may no longer be entitled to the relief or reduction you must inform us immediately. You can do this by email (opens new window)