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Paying Your Business Rates

Payment Options

Paying your Business Rates is a yearly charge that we normally ask you to pay over 10 instalments beginning in April, unless other arrangements have been made.

We will always give you 14 days notice before instalments are due to begin. Your Business Rates bill clearly states the instalment dates and the amounts you need to pay to clear the bill in year.

Payment Options:

Direct Debit

Paying by Direct Debit is the simplest, cheapest and most convenient method of paying your Business Rates,  saving you and the Council a lot of time and trouble. It is also the only method that allows you a choice of dates - either the 1st or 15th of the month.

You can now set up a Direct Debit on-line in a few easy steps. If your account is in arrears please contact our Response Centre on 01536 534235 before setting up the Direct Debit online.

Alternatively you can complete a Direct Debit mandate and return it to us.

By Using your Barcoded Bill

If you do not have a bank account your barcoded bill enables you to pay your Business Rates by cash at Post Offices and PayPoint convenience stores and service stations, without incurring a fee. Just present your barcoded bill at the time of making your payment.

A swipe card can also be issued at your request which is used in the same way.

To see a list of the outlets that will accept swipe card or barcoded bill payments please look at the allpay outlets list


Over the Telephone

Payment can be made by credit or debit card by telephoning our response centre on (01536) 534235 between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours ONLY you can use your swipe card or barcoded bill to make a credit or debit card payment by telephoning 08702436040 - in this case you will need your 19 digit code on your swipe card or barcoded bill, so please ensure either is to hand before calling.

By BACS Transfer/ On-Line Bill Payment

The Council's bank details are as follows: HSBC Bank plc, 9 High Street, Kettering. Sort code: 40-26-07, bank account number: 11268732.

Please ensure your name, address and account number are quoted.

Over the Internet 24/7

Log onto our website and select MAKE A PAYMENT at the top of our home page to make a payment at a time that suits you.

By Post

Cheques can be made payable to KETTERING BOROUGH COUNCIL and sent to Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, Northants, NN15 7QX, quoting your Business Rates number on the reverse. Post dated cheques will not be accepted.

Please note - paying by certain methods means there will be a delay of several days before payment reaches your Business Rates account. You will need to take this into account when making payment to ensure that it is credited to your account by the 1st of the month.

Get in touch with Kettering Borough Council

Email: customerservices@kettering.gov.uk. Telephone: 01536 410333.

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