Manchester City Council

Business & investment Paying your Business Rates

Direct debit

Direct debit is the best way to pay. Simple, quick and safe. Just give us the details once, and we'll do the rest. So no need to remember to pay. Spread your payments over a year, ten months, or pay all at once or in two payments.

Get a Direct debit form

If you want to change how often you pay, get in touch with us.

Pay online

You need your debit or credit card and your business rates account reference number. Paying like this keeps your costs down, but it means you have to remember when to pay. Why not pay by direct debit instead?

Pay business rates online

Online banking

Make your payment to Manchester City Council quoting your business rates account reference number and these details (here's an example):
Bank: Barclays Bank, 
Branch: 51, Mosley Street, Manchester M60 2AU
Sort Code: 20-55-58
Account Number: 53348075
Account Name: Manchester City Council - Receipts

By phone

Call 0161 234 5006 (24 hours). You need your debit or credit card and your business rates account reference number. 

At a Post Office, Paypoint or Payzone

You need to take your bill with you and use the barcode on the back of the bill at the bottom of the page to make payments.

By post

Make cheques payable to Manchester City Council. Write your name, address and business rates account reference number on the back. We don't accept cheques dated in the future. Send your cheque to:
The Business Rates Service
PO Box 3
M15 5BA
It can take several days to process cheques into your account.

Paying more than one account

To make payments for more than one business rates account, send separate payments for each account.

Or, to pay with one payment, send a remittance advice slip with your payment telling us what the payment is for. Give each business rates account reference number and the amount you're paying into it. Email this to

Paying business rates over 12 monthly instalments

If you're having difficulty making payment in 10 monthly instalments, contact us to make arrangements to pay over 12 monthly instead.

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