Ways to pay your business rates

The total amount of business rates due for the year is on the front of your bill.

Business rates are usually paid in 10 monthly instalments from April to January. If you prefer to pay over 12 months, from April to March, you can apply to pay business rates in 12 instalments.

Payments must reach us by the 1st of each month.

You can also pay for the full year, but you must do so before the first instalment is due.

You can pay by the following methods:

Direct Debit

This is the simplest and cheapest way to pay your bill, providing you've a bank or suitable building society account. Fill out a Direct Debit mandate form and return it to us.

We'll let you know when we'll take payments and how much each one is for.


Pay online using your debit card

Internet or telephone banking

When contacting your bank, please quote:

  • our sort code: 60-24-26
  • our account number: 11464763
  • our bank account name: Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • and your nine digit business rates account reference.

Please allow five working days for processing.


We accept debit cards via our 24-hour telephone payments service, on 0300 332 0202.

In person

You can make payments at our service centres at The Eltham Centre or The Woolwich Centre. Please take your bill with you.


Please write your business rates account reference on the back of your cheque or postal order. You should cross cheques or postal orders and make payable to 'Royal Borough of Greenwich'. We cannot accept post-dated cheques.

Please post to:

Business Rates,
Royal Borough of Greenwich,
The Woolwich Centre,
35 Wellington Street,
Woolwich SE18 6HQ