Paying Your Business Rates
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Business Rates are 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.
Other Payment Options:
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 Instruction and return it to us.
By BACS Transfer
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 quote your Business Rates account number.
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.
Using the Allpay App
Search for 'allpay' in the Apple App Store, Windows Phone Store or Google Play. Click on the Allpay logo and download the Payment App for FREE. You will need to register your account details in order to securely log in and make future payments in seconds. Just follow the instructions to sign up and pay. Please make sure you have the 19 digit code beneath the barcode on the front of your bill available.
Over the Telephone
Payment can be made by credit or debit card at anytime by telephoning 0330 041 6497. You will need the 19 digit code underneath the barcode on your bill, so please ensure your bill is to hand when calling.
Cheques can be made payable to Kettering Borough Council and sent to
Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, Northants, NN15 7QX,
Please quote your Business Rates account 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.