Pay your Business Rates bill

Business support

There’s lots of support out there for businesses - call the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Service on 0113 348 1850 and they can connect you to the support available. More information is available on the Leeds Enterprise Partnership (LEP) website.

Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the quickest and easiest way to pay your bill.

You can pay over 10 months (April to January) or 12 months (April to March) and choose which date of the month you pay (5th, 10th, 15th or 28th)

You can set up a Direct Debit online. Make sure you have your council reference number (from your bill or invoice) and your bank or building society details.

Paperless bills

Join an increasing number of businesses who get their bills by email instead of by post.

  • cuts out the clutter
  • a secure way to get your bill – easy to store and no paperwork to shred
  • reduces our use of paper and postage, meaning we can make valuable savings and use these to provide vital services in the district
  • reduces carbon emissions from transport and contributes to improving air quality in the Bradford district

Business Rates - sign up for paperless bills

I already pay by Direct Debit - how do I change the payment date or bank account details?

You can change your Direct Debit payment dates or bank details online.

Note: you do not need to do anything if you have already set up a direct debit, your new bill will list the payment instalment amounts and the date they will be taken.

If you chose to pay over 10 months, the direct debit will automatically stop after the 10th month and re-start in April after you receive the next year's bill in March.

Pay by debit card

We accept Switch/Maestro, Solo, Visa and Delta debit card payment. The online payments page has options to pay different bills - simply choose 'Business Rates' from the list.

Pay by direct banking

You need to ask your bank to set this up for you, quoting your account reference number. You will need the council's bank details:

Sort code: 56-00-36
Bank account number: 00143790
Bank account name: Bradford Council Credit Transfer Account

International banking

If you live outside of the UK and need to pay business rates on a property in the Bradford District you will need to quote your account reference number and this IBAN reference number to your bank: GB13NWBK56003600143790.

Pay in person

Take your bill or invoice to any PayPoint.

Pay up to £200 in each transaction. You can pay more than £200 at a time but PayPoint does this in more than one transaction and you will have more than one receipt.


Send a cheque made payable to 'Bradford Council' to Payments, PO Box 1249, Bradford, BD1 9YW

I don't pay by direct debit - can I pay weekly or fortnightly?

If you don't pay by direct debit you can contact us and arrange to pay weekly or fortnightly, however the payments must not be less than the instalment amount due that month.

We will divide up your payments so that you pay the equivalent of a monthly instalment before the due date.

I need another copy of my bill

You can ask for a copy of your bill to be sent to you.