Pay your Business Rates

By Direct Debit

Paying your Business Rates by Direct Debit is the easiest, quickest and cheapest way to pay. There are four payment dates to choose from; 01, 11, 20 or 28 of the month

You can cancel a direct debit instruction by writing to your bank or building society, with a copy to us.

Set up a Direct Debit mandate online

Direct Debits can also be set up online or over the phone; call 0300 126 7000 option 2. You will need to provide:

  • Your bank or building society name
  • Account number
  • Sort code
  • Branch address

Business Rates Instalments

Payment of business rate bills is set on a 10-monthly cycle. You can pay over 12 months. Email quoting your Business Rates account number.

We also accept payment twice a year, or in one lump sum at the beginning of the year.

Other ways to pay

By telephone

You can pay over the phone using our Touch Phone service at any time using Maestro, Delta, Visa or Mastercard.

Just call 01327 322350 and follow the instructions.


To pay via BACS please use the following details:
NatWest Bank
Sort Code: 55-70-06
Bank Account Number: 07845537

ensuring you quote your Business Rates account number. Please allow five working days for payment to be received.

By post

Make your cheque or postal order payable to "West Northamptonshire Council". It must be crossed "account payee only" and have your business rates account number on the back. Post to:

Finance Department, West Northamptonshire Council
The Forum, Moat Lane,
NN12 6AD

In person

at any Post Office or Pay Point in the country. You must take your business rates bill with the barcode on it along with your payment. You can also pay at a Payzone location.

You can also pay at our offices

  • The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD
  • 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday