Business rates

How to pay your business rates

There are a number of ways you can pay your business rates in Newham.

Direct Debit

Direct Debit is an easy way to make sure your business rate bill is paid on time. There is also a choice of two dates to pay within the month.

Setting up a Direct Debit is simple:


You can pay securely online using a credit or debit card.

Pay your business rates online


Call us on 020 8430 2000. Please choose option 4 to connect to our 24-hour automated telephone payment service.


You can also pay using your bank's telephone or online banking service. You will need:

  • Our sort code: 30-00-02;
  • Our account number: 00879113
  • Your own business rate reference number (shown on the front of your business rate bill).


Send your cheque to:

Cash Control
Fourth Floor, East Wing
Newham Dockside
1000 Dockside Road
E16 2QU

Remember to write your account number, name and business address on the back of the cheque.

What happens if I can’t pay

If you are having difficulties paying you should contact us immediately. 

If we do not receive the scheduled payment on time we will send you a reminder letter which gives you seven days to bring your account up to date.

If you do not do this, or are late paying again later in the year, then the local authority will issue you with a summons and additional fees of will be incurred.

If an arrangement is not set or full payment, including costs, is not received the account will then be passed to a bailiff which may incur further charges. If payment is still not made then the Local Authority can also apply to the court for a committal summons or pass your case for bankruptcy/insolvency proceedings.

Enforcement Agents

In instances where the Local Authority has passed your case to the Enforcement Agents, the Local Authority can no longer agree payment terms and you will have to agree payment terms with the Enforcement Agents. Contact details can be found below-

OneSource Enforcement:


Telephone: 0203 373 3588