How to pay your business rates
By Direct Debit
The cost effective way to pay is by Direct Debit. Instalments are taken from your bank or building society account on the 1st of each month. If you already pay by Direct Debit this will be shown on the front of the bill and your payments will continue to be taken from your bank or building society account. If you wish to pay by Direct Debit, please fill in the instruction form attached to the bill and return it to the Business Rates Section. For more details please call 0845 300 2839. Calls will cost you 2 pence per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. We can now set up Direct Debit payments over the telephone saving you the need to complete a paper mandate.
You can pay your Business Rates by visiting our Online Payments page.
Please note: if paying by credit card, an automatic surcharge of 1.72% will be added to your transaction total. No surcharge will be applied to debit card payments.
By cheque in the post
Send a cheque made payable to Vale of White Horse District Council and post it to:
135 Eastern Avenue
Please enclose a payment slip and write your Business Rates account number on the back of the cheque. We do not normally issue receipts for cheque payments received in the post. Please do not send cash through the post. Post-dated cheques are not acceptable.
At a Post Office
You can pay your Business Rates in cash only at any Post Office or by Giro Transfer (if you bank with Girobank). Remember to allow five to ten working days for your payment to reach us each month.
By bankers standing orders, telephone or internet banking
All payments should quote Barclays Bank account number 33510492, Sort code 20-01-09 and your Business Rates account number.
If you have difficulty making a payment, contact the Business Rates Section without delay.
Last reviewed: 27 - 10 - 2015