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 do it one of three ways:


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 you don’t pay?

If you don’t pay on time, we will send you a reminder and then a final notice.

If you still don’t pay, or we do not hear from you, you will lose your right to pay by instalments and we will send you a court summons.

Court summons

If you receive a summons for your business rates – and you agree that the amount is correct and you are responsible for paying it – you can pay it before the court date and the action will stop.

If you disagree with the amount due, or you cannot pay in full then contact us as soon as possible. We may be able to help.