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.

Please note - when you dial the 0845 telephone number the recorded message will say there is a credit card surcharge.  Please be assured no surcharge will be applied.  The recorded message will be updated as soon as possible.


You can pay your Business Rates by visiting our Online Payments page. 

By cheque in the post

Send a cheque made payable to Vale of White Horse District Council and post it to:

135 Eastern Avenue
Milton Park
OX14 4SB

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 20-01-25 and your Business Rates account number.

If you have difficulty making a payment, contact the Business Rates Section without delay.


Last reviewed: 04 - 07 - 2018

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