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How to pay your business rates

Find out which payment options we accept for your business rates. We recommend you pay by direct debit, but other payment options are available.
Business rates phoneline

The business rates line will be closed on Friday 19 July 2024 for staff training.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

You can continue to use the online forms during this time. The phone line will re-open at 9am on Monday 22 July 2024.

Other methods

PayPoint/Post Office

You can only pay by cash at PayPoint but you can pay by cash, cheque or debit card at the Post Office. All you need is your bill with a barcode on it.

Find your nearest PayPointoutlet.

By telephone

Phone our 24 hour automated service on 020 8690 8707 or call the Business Rates team on 020 8314 6150. Our telephone lines are open from 9am to 12 noon, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Closed all day on Wednesdays. (Payments under £3 cannot be accepted by this method). Please have your account number and card details ready.

By standing order

Call the business rates helpline on 020 8314 6150 to request a standing order mandate to be sent to you.

At any bank

You can pay your business rates at any bank by cheque or cash. Some banks charge for this if you are not one of their customers. If you are paying at a bank, remember to allow an extra seven days to make sure your payments reach us on time.

Our account details are:

Address: Barclays bank, 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP
Sort code: 20-00-00
Account number: 93380513

Please quote your business rates account number.


Business rates

London Borough of Lewisham, Business Rates, PO Box 58993, London, SE6 9GZ.
Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am to 12 noon Closed Wednesdays.

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