Business Rates - How to pay your business rates bill

You can pay your bill by a number of methods:

Direct Debit       

Direct Debit is the easiest and most convenient way to pay and you have all the control. If you have the authority to authorise Direct Debit please phone the Business rates team on 0191 278 7878 between 8am and 6pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 8am to 4.30pm on Friday. Our phone lines are closed on Wednesday. Or print off the application form below and send it to us at
 Business rates
 Newcastle City Council
 Civic Centre
 Newcastle upon Tyne
 NE1 8QH
 You will need Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer to be able to read this form - it is available free from the Adobe website.


Direct Debit form


Internet banking

If you would like to pay using your own internet banking service, our bank details are:
 Branch: Lloyds Bank Plc, Newcastle upon Tyne
 Sort Code:  30-93-71
 Account Number:  63352060
 Account Name: Newcastle City Council Account

To assist us to allocate your payment and avoid the possibility of a reminder, please quote your full Business rates reference number, which can be found on the top left of your bill.  It begins with 69 or 70.

You must quote all 10 digits when making payment.  Please note the last two digits represent the financial year so these will change for each new financial year.

Standing order

You can set up a standing order with your bank.  They will give you a form to fill in indicating the amount to be paid each month.

By Bacs

Payment remittance advice notes should be sent either by:

Fax number: 0191 277 4762 or

Email address:

You must instruct your bank 10 days before payment is due.

Pay online

Business rates online payment


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