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How to pay in Babergh

You can choose how you pay your Business Rates:

  • Annually, on receipt of the bill
  • Two half yearly instalments (in April and October)
  • 10 monthly instalments (on 1st of the month) 

You can arrange to pay over 12 months. To set this up please email us by 1 April requesting this option.

If you experience any difficulty making payment it is important that you contact us as soon as possible, please do not wait for a reminder to arrive. If you contact us early before recovery proceedings have commenced we can consider your position and it may be possible to agree other arrangements.

Your bill can be paid in any of the following ways:

Direct Debit

Take the worry out of bill paying and let your bank or building society pay your tax instalments direct to the Council. You can pay on 1st or 15th of the month.

Set up an online direct debit for Business Rates in Babergh

Only download a Direct Debit form if you are unable to complete the form online.

Make an Online Payment

You can pay online using your debit or credit card. You will need your Business Rate account reference number shown on your Business Rates bill.

Pay Business Rates online

Using your Debit or Credit Card

If you would like to pay using your debit or credit card please call 0845 372 4112. This is a 24 hour automated system. This call will cost you 3 pence per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

You will need your Business Rates account reference shown on your Business Rates bill.

Payment by Credit Card will incur an additional charge.

Telephone/Internet banking or standing order

The details you will need are:

  • Sort code 30-98-31
  • Account number 01217231

You will also need to quote your Business Rates Account Reference for each payment. Remember that payments can take a number of working days to reach us.

By post

If you are unable to pay by any of the above methods of payment, you can pay by cheque.

Please send your cheque made payable to Babergh District Council to Finance Team, Corks Lane, Hadleigh, Ipswich IP7 6SJ quoting your Business Rates account reference number, and name and address written on the back of the cheque. We cannot accept post dated cheques.

You can find the reference number on the front of your Business Rates bill.