Business and investment Paying your Business Rates

Ways to pay

The Council recognises that the past 18 months have been difficult for businesses. If you have business rates arrears, contact us as soon as possible to discuss your situation so that we can find an acceptable solution and help you avoid summons costs and recovery action.

BACS electronic payments

Make your payment to Manchester City Council quoting your business rates account reference number and these details:
Bank: Barclays Bank, 
Branch: 51, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3HQ
Sort Code: 20-55-58
Account Number: 53348075
Account Name: Manchester City Council - Receipts

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.

Pay by Direct Debit

We don’t automatically apply direct debits to linked accounts. Complete a form for each account.

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.

Pay business rates online

Online banking

Make your payment to Manchester City Council quoting your business rates account reference number and these details:
Bank: Barclays Bank, 
Branch: 51, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3HQ
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 or PayPoint

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.

Find your nearest PayPoint

Paying more than one account

You can pay each account separately by any of the above methods.

If you pay a number of accounts 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 are paying into it. Email this to cashiers.suspense@manchester.gov.uk

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.

Sign up to get your bill by email

If you would like to receive your Business Rates bill by email you can sign up using our e-billing form.  You will need to have the consent of all ratepayers in order to set up e-billing.

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