Business rates - ways to pay

There are a number of options for you to choose from to pay your business rates.

Business rates are payable in monthly instalments.

If you are billed before the financial year, we will automatically give you 10 monthly instalments but we can extend this to 12 by request. If you are billed within the financial year, you will be given as many monthly instalments as possible up to February.

We can extend these to March by request. Your bill details the amounts you must pay and the dates they are due. 

1. Direct debit (bank accounts)

Over 45 per cent of business rate bills are already paid by direct debit.

The latest technology and guarantees from your bank make this the quickest, easiest and safest payment option. The direct debit payment date will be the 16th of the month.

To set up your direct debit call 020 8753 6681 or download a business rate direct debit mandate (pdf 180KB).

Also, read the direct debit guarantee.

2. On our website using your debit or credit card

You can pay online 24 hours a day 7 days a week using your Maestro, Delta, Solo, Visa or MasterCard.

3. By phone, using your debit or credit card

Pay over the phone using Maestro, Delta, Solo, Visa or MasterCard. Just call 020 8753 1930 or 020 8753 6681 to take advantage of our debit and credit card payment facility, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

4. Home/phone banking

Just call your bank and quote:

  • sort code 60-50-06
  • bank account number 11322403
  • your account number from your bill (8 digits starting with a 3).

5. By BACS

Please email remittance advice to or post to The Business Rates Department, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, PO Box 1453, London, W6 9UU

6. By bank giro credit

You can use a payment slip and make cheques payable to ‘London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham’.

7. By post

Make your cheques payable to ‘London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham’ and write your business rates reference number on the back. Send your payment to: London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, PO Box 1453 London W6 9UU.

The direct debit guarantee

This guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay direct debits.

If there are any changes to the amount, date or frequency of your direct debit, we will notify you 10 working days in advance of your account being debited or as otherwise agreed. If you ask us to collect a payment, we will confirm the amount and date at the time of the request.

If we, or your bank or building society, make an error in the payment of your direct debit, you are entitled to a full and immediate refund of the amount paid from your bank or building society

If you receive a refund you are not entitled to, you must pay it back when we ask you to.

You can cancel a direct debit at any time by simply contacting your bank or building society. Written confirmation may be required. Please also notify us.

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