Paying your business rates

Payment methods

There are various ways in which you can pay your Business Rates.

Direct debit

For Business rates you can choose from four different payment dates and you can pay over 10 or 12 months.

Choose from 1st, 7th, 15th and 25th

You can set up a direct debit instalment plan by calling us on 01909 533 460 with your bank account details, or you can complete and return a direct debit form (PDF 510 KB).


Please quote your Business Rates reference number on your remittance advice for each payment. Please pay to:

  • Barclays Bank PLC, Market Place, Mansfield, Notts NG18 1HT
  • Our account number: 93367584
  • Our sort code: 20-55-70


Pay online by debit or credit card or by calling our 24-hour payment line 0161 621 2990.

Payments by post

We only accept cheques and postal orders through the post. Send to:

  •  Queens Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop, Notts, S80 2AH

Cheques should be made payable to 'Bassetlaw District Council'. On the back of your cheque write 'business rates' with your business rates account reference (10 digit reference, shown at the top right on your bill) and your name and address. 

Payments at the post office

All business rates payers can pay at any Post Office using your bill (free of charge). 

Any cheques paid to a post office should be made out to "Post Office Ltd". Post Office Branch Finder.

Payments at a paypoint

Business Rates can be paid at any Paypoint outlet using your bill (free of charge). 

Failure to pay business rates

Your Business Rates bill usually asks for your charge to be paid in monthly instalments. The date by which you should pay is marked on your bill.

The following actions are taken in the event of non-payment.

First reminder

If an instalment becomes overdue, a reminder will be issued for the amount of the arrears. If payment of this amount is made within seven days, your instalments will continue. If you don't pay the arrears within seven days, you will lose the right to pay by instalments and the full balance on your Business Rates account will become due immediately. If you do not pay the full amount shown on your reminder a summons for non-payment will be issued by the courts. 

Please note that a reminder is not sent every month.

Final notice

If you miss any further instalments (during the same financial year) the full balance on your Business Rates account will become due immediately, and a Final Notice will be issued. If this amount is not paid within seven days a summons for non-payment will be issued by the courts.


If you have not paid after receiving a reminder notice, or have not paid the whole amount of the final notice then you will be sent a summons for non-payment of your Business Rates. At this point you will incur an additional £100.00. If you pay the whole amount on the Summons including the costs then the case will not go before the Magistrates Court.

If payment is not made in full then any balance that remains unpaid will go before the Magistrates Court where we will ask for a Liability Order to be awarded to the Council. This entitles us to take further steps to recover the money from you.

Liability order

If the amount shown on the summons is not paid in full by the court date the Council will apply to the Magistrates Court for a liability order. This order allows us to pursue payment using actions such as taking control of goods.

Last Updated on Wednesday, May 8, 2024