How to pay your business rates

Direct Debit

The easiest way to pay your Business Rates is by Direct Debit. If you pay by Direct Debit you have a choice of 5 instalment dates – the 1st, 7th, 16th, 23rd or the 30th of the month.

Paying by Direct Debit helps to keep down the cost of collecting the Business Rates, giving the Council more to invest in local services.

Only with Direct Debit do you have a guarantee of an immediate refund in the unlikely event of an error occurring. We will inform you of any changes at least 10 working days before the next instalment is due and you are free to cancel at any time, so you stay in control of your payments.

It couldn’t be easier to set up a Direct Debit to pay your Business Rates.

Other Payment Methods 

We have a number of payment methods if you choose not to pay by Direct Debit, however, the only available instalment date is the 1st of the month.   

If you want to pay your bill online then please follow the link below.


01282 425011 and choose Option 1 to pay by credit or debit card


Please make cheques or postal orders payable to Burnley Borough Council and send them to the address below. Post dated cheques will not be accepted.

Revenues and Benefits Service, Parker Lane Offices, Burnley, BB11 2BY

Standing Order  

You will need to contact your bank.The Burnley Borough Council bank account to credit is sort code 40-15-17, Account Number 91206850.


Our bank account is sort code 40-15-17 and Account Number 91206850.

The default number of instalments for Business Rates is 10 monthly payments. However, if  you want to pay over 12 months rather than 10, you need to write to us at the above address (or email us at ) prior to 15th April in the year concerned.